Ibiza Medieval Market 2024

24 de April de 2024
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The Ibiza medieval market has become one of the must-attend events on the calendar of events on the Balearic island. This year’s edition will be held from the 9th to 12th of May and promises to be even more extensive and entertaining. If you’re in Ibiza, don’t miss it!

This year marks 25 years since the first medieval market was held in Ibiza in 1999, to mark the declaration of Dalt Vila as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as part of the Ibiza, Biodiversity and Culture project. During all these years, and with the exception of the summer of 2020, each edition has brought together thousands of locals and tourists who have come to enjoy its gastronomy, crafts and entertainment. An event for all ages that has grown in popularity to attract more than 150,000 visitors in recent years, which has made it one of the great spring events in Ibiza.

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Where is the Ibiza medieval market held?

Since its origins, the market has spread along the narrow streets and squares of Dalt Vila, the citadel that crowns the city of Ibiza. However, and due to its popularity, the fair has jumped the walls and has spread throughout the neighbourhood of La Marina, including the Vara de Rey promenade (also called S’Alamera). In the 2024 edition, and as a novelty, the stalls of the medieval market will also reach the port, so the entire historic quarter of the city will offer a festive atmosphere.

What awaits you at the medieval market in Ibiza?

More than 200 craft stalls and around a hundred professional actors and musicians take part in Ibiza’s medieval market. During your stroll, you will find gastronomic and cosmetic products, as well as jewellery, ceramics, leather goods, fashion, accessories and traditional objects. And on the entertainment side, the performance programme includes magic shows, puppet shows, falconry, dancing and music.

The Ibiza medieval market not only offers entertainment for adults, but also features activities designed specifically for children and families, such as traditional games, craft workshops, puppet shows and other interactive activities. In short, this all-ages event offers the opportunity to immerse yourself in the island’s history and culture in a fun and festive way.

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What is so special about this market compared to others in the country?

  • TIt is in a unique location: Dalt Vila is a Renaissance fortified citadel declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO due to the great influence it had on the design of the fortifications of the Spanish settlements in the New World.
  • The historic atmosphere of its narrow streets, buildings and squares make the experience even more memorable.
  • As it is held at the beginning of the summer season, it offers a cosmopolitan atmosphere due to the visit of tourists from northern and central Europe, which is common in the months of May and June.

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This article was published in Agenda, and labeled as spring, With Kids,