Ibiza Medieval Festival, Dalt Vila, Ibiza Town
The Ibiza Medieval Festival returns for its 16th year this weekend (5th – 8th May) and brings the history of Dalt Vila and Ibiza Town to life. The festivities start on Thursday evening with an Opening Parade and Medieval Tournament and continues throughout the weekend.
The streets of the Old Town, known as Dalt Vila, transforms into a fantastic Outdoor Theater populated by jugglers, artists, bird tamers, craftsmen, goldsmiths, merchants, dancers and chocolate manufacturers which converts the Old Town into a vibrant and a fascinating mix of colours, smells and flavours from different continents.
The event also highlights the amazing beauty of the Walls of Ibiza and around the fortified area, considered by UNESCO as the best preserved acropolis in the Mediterranean.
Its impressive entrances and bastions welcome visitors and become the scene of concerts, performances and an extensive program of events taking place throughout the weekend, from 10 am to midnight.
The celebrations focus on the cultures that have shaped Ibiza’s history including the Phoenicians, Romans and Arabs.
Throughout the weekend, more than 50,000 people are expected to visit the markets and participate in the various entertainment shows and activities.
The most prominent are the medieval theatre, falconry, archery and Arab dances. Choral music concerts are organized in the churches of Dalt Vila and folklore exhibitions can be found in the sixteenth century cloister of City Hall.
This is a great weekend of festivities and really does give an insight into Ibiza through the ages.
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