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Historia de Ibiza



Grandes filósofos e historiadores han documentado que la civilización más feliz en la historia de la humanidad fue la fenicia. La realidad es que la Ibiza moderna parece haberse casado con la felicidad que los fenicios imprimieron en este lugar mediterráneo de gente amable y sana. Quizá ahora sea todo un poco más cool, pero pasear por el Dalt Vila, entre los baluartes, las murallas y los acogedores cafés y restaurantes que han sido reformados con el máximo cuidado y respeto por la arquitectura original sigue siendo, sin duda, una maravilloso viaje por el tiempo.

Conoce la historia de esta exclusiva zona de Ibiza, la isla más increíble del Mediterráneo.

Just as we said, the history of Ibiza goes back to Phoenician times –around the 7th century b.c.-, as there is no trace of earlier human occupation. It was they who began building settlements to interact with the outside world. Ibiza’s prime location in the Mediterranean made communication easier and favoured trade with other Mediterranean regions. Ibiza city was founded under the name of ISBM (Ibosim) in the year 654 b.c. With the arrival of the Carthaginians, the island became a goods trade centre where money was produced and several industries emerged. After the fall of Carthage, Ibiza became a Roman community.

Ibiza does not have an especially peaceful history primarily due to its ideal location for the control of Mediterranean routes. Testament to this are the successive invasions the island suffered, such as that of the Vandals, the Byzantines, and the Arabs – the ones who left greatest cultural impact – and their patrimony is reflected in the names of places around the island today, in their cultivation methods, and in the spectacular ruins at the Castle of Ibiza.

In 1235, Ibiza suffered a historic catastrophe: King James I, known as “The Conqueror” agreed to attack the island to seize it after the Arabs. The Christian expedition was directed by Guillem de Montgrí –whose monument stands next to Ibiza’s City Council-, the archbishop of Tarragona and nobles Nunó Sanç and Pedro de Portugal. They won the attack and divided the island into four districts known as quartons. Once the island had been occupied, it had to be reorganized, and that is how the Parish of Santa Maria was formed, just a few metres from our luxury hotel in Dalt Vila.

In 1782, it was declared a city and divided into parishes. In 1830 it formed part of the province of the Balearic Islands that included San Juan de Labritja, San José de Sa Talaia, San Antonio de Portmany, Santa Eulalia del Río and the city of Ibiza itself.

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