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July 4, 2003
From the chapel you turn left and continue your way up along Carrer Major (every town has the Main Street), which leads you to the highest point in Dalt Vila. The houses along the street date back to the 15th century. One of them (on your left) contains the only hotel in the Old Town called Torre del Canonico -– it's worth a brief visit even if you are not going to spend a night here.
Carrer Major ends at Plaça de la Catedral at the top of the hill. Apart from taking in a magnificent overview of the port and the city, here you have the opportunity to visit two old buildings. First of all, the Cathedral, built in 14th–16th centuries, remodeled in the 18th, as a result combining Gothic with Baroque. Next to the Cathedral you see la Universitat -– the political institution that governed Eivissa from 13th to the 18th century (it houses Archeological Museum now). Leaving Plaça de la Catedral, follow a narrow passage to the bastion of Sant Bernat, which gives you overview of the sea with the island of Formentera in the distance. You can go down through the bastion to the terrace below it. Above the bastion, you see the Castel, not in the best shape today.
Continuing your walk along ronda de Joan Baptista Calvi (yes, the guy who designed the fortifications) you come to the bastion de Sant Jordi. From here, you have a magnificent view over the Necropolis of Puig des Molins. From the bastion, we went back retracing our steps along the same route, but you can find your own way.
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Continuing your way up along G. Balansta and passing the church of Santo Domingo (built in the 16th century), turn left at miniscule square Plaça d’Espanya (wonderful view over the sea) and visit local Ajuntament -– the former Dominican convent which now houses the Eivissa Town Council. First room on the right contains very interesting portraits; returning to the main hall, go left and enjoy quiet courtyard.
Continue the climb up Calle Pere Tur (18th and 19th century stately homes) and come to Career Joan Roman, where the former Seminari is found. A little further up you will see the cloister convent of the Augustine nuns.