Because of its diversity and cultureSpain is one of the most attractive destinations in the world. A country boasting good living, its people enjoy outdoor life and with family and friends.
Spain is diverse, with each region having its own traditions and cuisine. A land of wines and joy, of flamenco, dances and traditions. Spain always surprises those who visit it.
On top of its amazing and varied culture, and along with the warmth of its people, you will discover a country of contrasts, of alluring cities and incredible natural scenery. Travel to the centre of this bountiful peninsula to discover Castilian Spain. Unearth Northern Spain's magical locations that include amazing grasslands and green forests, watered by the Atlantic sea.
Or its Mediterranean coast and islands, fresh and green, where the sea breeze will give you an unforgettable stay. Without forgetting the richness of Andalusia, famous inspiration artists like Hemingway.
Spain, an enchanting country whose inspiration is truly intoxicating.
Description of the area
The Balearic archipelago is made up of 5 islands that offer a mild climate with over 300 days of sun a year. Ibiza has it all - beautiful landscapes, crystalline beaches and a vibrant nightlife, which all make it one of the most visited places for tourists from all over the world.
Let yourself be seduced by the crystal clear waters and the atmosphere of Cala Bassa, Cala Gració or Cala Salada. Within Ibiza, strolling through the streets of Dalt Vila, the old town, you can discover the essence of the real population, its people and customs. Enjoy the most famous and popular markets such as Es Canar and las Dalias where you'll find the most unusual products.
Fish and seafood are the main ingredients of Ibiza cuisine. Of particular note is the burrida de ratjada, cooked with chopped almonds, Ibiza lobster, served with squid and seasoned with herbal liqueur or seafood stew, a delicious fish and seafood stew.
For those who prefer meat, the sofrito payés, made with lamb, bacon, sobrasada sausage, Catalan sausage and potatoes, is a typical dish of the region which you must try.
Although the desserts are varied, the most characteristic are the flaó, a delicious round cake made with eggs and cheese, and greixonera type of pudding flavoured with herbs and with an exquisite flavour.
These desserts are usually served with a glass of liqueur or a traditional Ibizan herb called frígola, prepared with 18 local ingredients, or a café caleta, coffee with brandy, cinnamon sticks and lemon peel.
Ibiza or Eivissa, the capital. Overlooked by an impressive fortress, the city of Ibiza was declared a World Heritage Site.
Dalt Vila. Ibiza's historic centre, has a large number of buildings of great historical and artistic interest.
The Cathedral. Ibiza Cathedral was built on the site of an ancient Arab mosque, and was consecrated as such in 1782. The temple consists of a single Baroque style nave, with side and other chapels in the apse, and a beautiful Gothic Tower dating from the 10th century.
Puig de Molins Monographic Museum. Without a doubt, the finest Punic art museum in Europe. The Punic necropolis of Puig de Molins is found under the museum and is well worth a visit as well.
Archaeological Museum. It displays a collection of pieces ranging from prehistoric times up to this century.
The most traditional handicraft products on the island are the Ibizan esparto grass espadrilles, delicate hand-embroidered tablecloths, jewellery, ceramics, wrought iron furniture and a grand variety of objects made from leather and suede. Both the city and the nearby towns have open-air markets, where you can find more unusual products along with the local crafts.
The most popular are Es Canar, in the town of Santa Eulalia, (on Wednesdays) and Las Dalias in Sant Carles de Peralta, (on Saturdays), and on the streets to the port every day from 19.00 until late at night.