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View of the Dalt Vila of Eivissa and its cathedral
|Nickname(s): Vila d'Eivissa, Vila|
Location of Ibiza town on Ibiza island
|Autonomous community||Balearic Islands|
|• Batlessa||Marienna Sánchez-Jáuregui Martínez (PP)|
|• Total||11.14 km2 (4.30 sq mi)|
|Elevation||99 m (325 ft)|
|• Density||4,500/km2 (12,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Official language(s)||Catalan and Spanish|
Ibiza (Catalan: Eivissa [əjˈvisə]; Spanish: Ibiza), also known as Ibiza Town, is a city and municipality located on the southeast coast of the island of Ibiza in the Balearic Islands autonomous community.
Although called Ibiza in English and Spanish, the official name is the Catalan Eivissa (as restored in 1986) and its inhabitants call it the Vila d'Eivissa or simply Vila ("Town"). It is divided into two main parts: the old town, called the Dalt Vila (literally "Upper Town"), located on a little mountain by the sea, and the modern part, called the Eixample ("extension").
It is widely known and visited for its exciting nightlife. Two of the island's most notable nightclubs, Pacha and El Divino, are located in Ibiza itself, whereas Space is located just south of the town, near the airport.
Sights include the cathedral of Santa Maria d'Eivissa (14th century), located at the top of the Dalt Vila, and the Punic necropolis of Puig des Molins. Nearby is also the monument of Christ, the Sacred Heart of Jesus, a 23 metre-high statue inspired by Christ the Redeemer, which is 3.1 miles (5.0 km) north of the city.
Media related to Ibiza Town at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website
- Tourism Excellence Plan
- Local government website (Catalan) (Spanish)
- Eivissa Archaeological Museum (Spanish)
- Real time marine traffic at Ibiza Port
- Panoramic virtual tour of Ibiza Town Port