Domingo Viñets

By | June 29th, 2010|Categories: Tradition|

Recovery of the valuable documentary legacy of Domingo Viñets has been possible thanks to Eivissa Municipal Archive of Image and Sound (AISME), where a good part of the extensive collection of photographs and postcards is kept, made up of hundreds of snapshots taken by the illustrious Catalan immigrant. Eivissa Town Hall has published a catalogue [...]

Towers and pirates

By | January 22nd, 2010|Categories: Tradition|

Amongst the most thrilling and important remnants of the Pitiusas' past are the Renaissance town walls in Dalt Vila and the watch towers and defences along the coast of Ibiza. Every visitor to the Island is immediately struck by the impressive town fortifications which have been declared a World Heritage Site. But the traveller will [...]

Camí de sa Pujada

By | September 15th, 2009|Categories: Tradition|

Formentera is best explored on foot or by bicycle. Visitors on motorcycles or in cars all too often miss the captivating nature reserves and the close contact with its magnificent natural surroundings. Of all the various footpaths, the Camí de sa Pujada, in particular, offers the best way of getting to know the island. You [...]

Moli de Can Planetes

By | July 1st, 2009|Categories: Tradition|

Driving at about 60kms per hour, the 26-year-old turns onto the bridge leading into the town of Santa Eulària. He might have glanced down fleetingly at the river valley and its dilapidated buildings. Nothing here tempts him to stop for a moment and try to get a sense of the past, nothing inspires him to [...]

Las torres de defensa de Formentera

By | March 22nd, 2009|Categories: Tradition|

The island of Formentera constitutes a strategic point in the Mediterranean. A number of different peoples in the area took advantage of this fact to develop various activities most of which were of a military nature and even including piracy. During the XVI and XVII centuries the island turned into the centre of the Turkish [...]

Bar Anita

By | August 23rd, 2008|Categories: Tradition|

Right next to the church of Sant Carles de Peralta stands one of the most famous and also best loved establishments on the Island: We are talking, of course, about the Bar Anita, otherwise known as Ca n’Anneta. It has become an absolute 'must' for all bohemian types and intellectuals in rural Ibiza, though here [...]

Honour and glory for Flaó

By | August 21st, 2008|Categories: Tradition|

Flaó is too modest. It has no pedigree. It is without doubt the most delicious dessert to be found on the Island, but it has not achieved the same national and international recognition as other kinds of patisserie from the Mediterranean. Such as, for example, the extremely popular ensaimada from our Mallorquin neighbours, which comes [...]

True to the llaüt tradition

By | November 18th, 2006|Categories: Tradition|

There are only a few mestres d’aixa (ship’s carpenters) left in the Pitiusas – you could almost count them on the fingers of one hand. Unluckily for future generations, these craftsmen skilled in building and repairing llaüts and other small boats seem to be a dying breed though the Island Council has recently set up [...]

Talamanca ferry

By | September 23rd, 2006|Categories: Tradition|

From Easter when the holiday season starts until the end of October, hordes of visitors and also quite few locals treat themselves to a trip around the harbour of Ibiza on board a Llaüt, a small boat traditional to the Island. These wonderful and affordable waterborne excursions operated by Aniano and Lourdes Costa Mariné are [...]