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Federico Garcia Lorca - fast ferry from Palma to Ibica
Ibiza was the last check-point on our little cruise over Spain. Maybe you think i'll write about some crazy party on the beach with trans music ... no, this is not such blog :o)
We came to Ibiza from Palma early in the morning by Balearias fast ferry "Federico Garcia Lorca", and this cute little island ( it's only 41km lond and 20km wide) shown up from the sea for just 2 hours of sailing. First step was to found where to leave our baggage 'cause it would be the night mare to bring it all over the island during the whole day (we had our ferry to Barsa at 9 p.m.). In the Port lady who worked in "Acciona" told us there is no such place for that and first we were in little shock! it's impossible! but we didn't give up so after 1/2 hour walking by the bay we found "AVIS rent a car" and they had baggage storage :o) (just 4,5 Euro for the whole day) , so we left our bags there and wanted to sent the telegram to the lady in the port that she doesn't know nothing about her island.
view on the Cathedral in Dalt Vila from port
..but, however, we were happy and our walk through Ibiza could start :o) 

Maybe you didn't know - Ibiza , together with Formentera and the other small islands around, are known as the Pitiusa Islands (because of the pine tress) - the origin name dating from the Phoenicians  who established themselves on the island in the 654 B.C., founded a city with the name Ibusim or Ybshm - meaning Island of Bes (in honour of their fertility goddness Bes). After them came the time of rules of The Roman Empire and than Ibiza was occupied by the Byzantines, than in the 8th century  Ibiza had strategic position and was subject to various incursions by Arab forces (Arabs ruled here during the 3 centuries and this was the time of the biggest prosperity of this island).
And finally in 13th century James I of Aragon with his conquest of Ibiza back island to the Christian world. Under the crown of Aragon the island began to be repopulated and governed by Catalans who introduced the language that is still spoken today here....

This was a little history class we needed for the understanding of where we are  :o) and after short break for cofee and the breakfast, we started to walk to the Fortress of Dalt Vila, through the Portal de Ses Taules, over Placa de Vila with various , shops,art galleries, cafes and reastaurants. We wandering around through small streets so cute with so much flowers all around, old ruined houses and walls were "refreshed" with flowers and all this gave such nice picture of "old lady" of Ibiza and makes this island "forever young"  :o) We "climbed up" to the Fortress and enjoyed in such great view from above on the town and the sea .
monument dedicated to the sailors of Ibiza
.. Than Placa de la Cathedral with beautiful Cathedral of Ibiza, first known as The Church of Saint Mary , build in Gothic style, from 13th century and La Curia house on the same Placa...walking through day passed so quickly and we take our last break before ferry - was late afternoon and while during the day we could see only  "ordinary" people  all over the town, all of others who slept until afternoon, after the crazy all-night parties, started to wake up and "takes positions" in cafes preparing for one more "crazy Ibiza's night". Ladies with pink hair and clothes out of all times, old-hippies who survived on this island and still lives in those time and all the others who try to look as weired as they can be, all in effort to be noticed :o) It would be nice we could be here for a little longer and see this "side of the face" of  Ibiza, but , maybe some  another  time ... our time for ferry to Barsa came and we had to say "Goodbye" to Ibiza :o)

Ekeko says:
Thank you for your blog! I like your pics, especially the details of each one. Can't wait to be there as well.
Posted on: Aug 15, 2009
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Federico Garcia Lorca - fast ferry…
Federico Garcia Lorca - fast ferr…
view on the Cathedral in Dalt Vila…
view on the Cathedral in Dalt Vil…
monument dedicated to the sailors …
monument dedicated to the sailors…
monument dedicated to the general …
monument dedicated to the general…
streets of Ibiza
streets of Ibiza
on the way to the Dalt Vila
on the way to the Dalt Vila
narrow street - just for 1 person …
narrow street - just for 1 person…
beautiful streets of old town full…
beautiful streets of old town ful…
climbing to the Castel
climbing to the Castel
view from the walls of Dalt Vila f…
view from the walls of Dalt Vila …
amazing view from the fortress
amazing view from the fortress
first was the church of Santa Mari…
first was the church of Santa Mar…
La Curia the building which was in…
La Curia the building which was i…
she found perfect match ...
she found perfect match ...
... another perfect match
... another perfect match
still cant believe :o)
still can't believe :o)
but this is she ... sorry, me ...
but this is she ... sorry, me ...
time to say goodbye to Ibiza
time to say "goodbye" to Ibiza
Ibiza
photo by: kristinasub