Retablo de Jesús

By | July 19th, 2018|Categories: Tradition|

Not many people know that Ibiza houses one of the most beautiful, important works of mediaeval iconography to be preserved in Spain. After several years of works that were not free of a degree of controversy, the simple albeit beautiful Mare de Déu de Jesús church once again houses its famous larger altarpiece. This Gothic [...]

Miracle and surprise

By | July 13th, 2017|Categories: Tradition|

Perplexed, we discovered the materials of the original construction: earth and lime. It seems like a miracle that these walls could have managed to support the weight of the building for more than five centuries. It is one of the more surprising moments of the visit to the refurbishment works on the church in Jesús, [...]

Barca Talamanca

By | June 24th, 2017|Categories: Tradition|

Even though it might seem incredible, you can still have experiences on the island that go back to that legendary Ibiza of the beginning of the last century. Piloting the boat that takes us to the end of Botafoch, Aniano Costa Mariné exudes happiness: working every day while contemplating those marvellous views of Dalt Vila [...]


By | May 25th, 2016|Categories: Tradition|

Even at the age of 53, ‚Petit’ looks as immaculate as she did on her first day. Ensconced in her fisherman’s hut on the beautiful beach of Benirràs, ready to set sail, this llaut was born in an Ibiza that we can barely imagine today. An Ibiza without tourists, without hotels or scarcely any buildings, [...]

Ibiza, land of water

By | August 6th, 2015|Categories: Tradition|

Ibiza is a place where opposite poles are concentrated: partying and relaxing, but also a lack of rain with the presence of underground aquifers. Whereas during the summer drought severely affects the island, its abundant vegetation grows by supplying itself with the water that is concentrated beneath the earth. This is because the rainwater is [...]

Rumbo a la langosta

By | November 8th, 2012|Categories: Tradition|

Early in the morning, I met with Toni in Portinatx’s natural harbour. He was already waiting for me outside his caseta varadero fishing hut with a Zodiac loaded up for our short trip to his 28-year-old Mallorcan llaüt, AVE II. It is obvious, even at first glance, that this is a working boat, and not [...]

Ibiza Airport

By | May 3rd, 2012|Categories: Tradition|

Whirling dust, the ear-splitting shriek of engines and women working in the fields dressed in traditional costume craning their heads skywards to see what was happening – this was scene at Es Codolá some eighty years ago. Back then, at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War in 1936, this area, around eight kilometres from [...]

Ruta del Rio

By | March 12th, 2012|Categories: Tradition|

Santa Eulària des Riu is a town on a river. The fact that it is today a dry river bed is a source of amusement to some. If, however, those who mock then walk the course of the river, they will soon discover the wealth of history and cultural treasures that line its banks. Until [...]

The alterpiece of the church in Jesús, in danger

By | November 10th, 2011|Categories: Tradition|

In fact, the Colombian priest D.Ramón de Jesús Torres González had come to Ibiza on holiday, invited by the parish priest of Ntra. Señora de Jesús, D. Juan Fernando Gomez. Nonetheless, his initial intention just to have a rest was cut short by a greater concern when he looked at the altarpiece only to be [...]

Teatro Pereyra

By | December 6th, 2010|Categories: Tradition|

The present-day, imposing Teatro Pereyra, which opened 12th October 1898, is the complete antithesis of the ultramodern architecture and technology planned for the future conservatoire. In its time, though, it was equipped with the latest technology. It had variable stage configurations and could serve a multitude of functions. It was the cultural meeting-place in the [...]