The 1912 palatial hotel was built on the former site of the palace of the Duke and Duchess of Medinaceli. A string of famous guests have stayed here from Salvador Dali to novelist Isabel Allende and movie director Richard Attenborough, but well-heeled business travelers tend to dominate. The entrance hall, decorated with murals of Italian […]
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The Festa del Vi Payés is a tribute to Bacchus, the god of wine. But not only is good wine drunk on this day; sobrasadas and butifarras from the recent pig slaughter are grilled outdoors over wood fires to accompany these exquisite wines. December, usually on the 2nd saturday.
This confrontation has turned into a fun-filled tradition, recalling how the Carthaginians of Sant Antoni confronted Saint Augustine’s Romans.
Eivissa town turns into a vibrant centre of fun and commemorative events during the first eight days of August. This is the Festes de la Terra (Festival of the Earth), held in honour of the patron saints, Mary ‘ad nives’ and Saint Cyriacus, which celebrates the Catalan conquest of Ibiza on the 8th of August 1235.