Eivissa Medieval 2014

Ibiza town is ready to celebrate one year more Eivissa Medieval, an event to commemorate that the old town of Dalt Vila was declared World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. The old city will become a great Medieval Market with 140 stalls of food and crafts and romantic Arab tens, that will make you feel like in a tale of “The Arabic Nights”, inhabited by  soldiers, princess, clowns and a really magic atmosphere. Are the ready for time travel?

See below our selection of the best proposals for Eivissa Medieval and some tips for those who are going to the fair for the first time. Enjoy the magic!

Opening show. On Thursday, May 8, at 8 pm, a medieval battle will be held at the Reina Sofia park.  You can also enjoy the show on Saturday and Sunday at 11 am and 8 pm.

Military camps. Want to discover how they were in the past? In the bastion of Sant Joan you see recreations of the Renaissance and discover how the soldiers use to live…and fight.

Animals. They are always very popular. In the bastions of Santa Tecla and Sant Joan, trained falcons will fly only some inches from your head. There will also be exhibitions of geese, goats, chickens and other farm animals.

Exhibition of instruments of torture. Highly unpleasant, we have to advise that some objects and descriptions can hurt your sensitivity. Anyway, it is always one of the most popular attractions. In the bastion of Sant Joan.

Mojito time. At sunset time the Arab tens is very lively, with lots of stalls with foods and medieval mojitos. Must taste one while enjoying a show of belly dancing!

Dress code. Girls, no heels! Wear comfy shoes, preferably sneakers or boots. The streets of Dalt Vila are very steep and slippery. Short sleeves during the day, at sunset wear a sweater or a jacket, it gets cooler at night.

When to go? Don’t go on Sunday, it is very very crowded. If you can, visit Dalt Vila on Friday afternoon. The nights are also a good time to visit the market and chill in the tends. .

Medieval Eivissa will take place on 8, 9, 10 and 11 May. You can see the full program by clicking here. 

by Judit Carcasona