Very close to Dalt Vila, in the port of Ibiza, is Barrio de la Marina, whose origins date back to the Middle Ages, when the Catalans conquered Ibiza under the Crown of Aragon. They started constructions outside the walls, wherepoor neighborhoods with shipyard workers appeared. Thanks to the port activities, the old fishing district gradually grew in the shadow of the walls. Today, Barrio de la Marina is one of the liveliest areas of the city.
Shopping in Marina quarter:
Its rows of white houses and streets full of visitors are like a continuation of the old town, with several craft shops, and boutiques of all brands. Also you will find the typical and famous Ibizan clothing made of fresh linen thread where white is the main color, as well as a hippy market that is set up on the streets from May to October. In addition to fashion, we also find art galleries, small hotels and of course many entertainment venues. The bars and restaurants at nightfall become a magical place, where neon lights illuminate people of all kinds. There is music everywhere and lots of areashosted bydrag queens and gogo dancers going through the city promoting the big clubs, with summer parties that last until the wee hours of the morning.
Not everything is lively in the Barrio de la Marina, as there are alsomonuments and museums like Mercat Vell and the Church of Sant Elm. In the port, you will find the only monument in the world honoring pirates: an obelisk rose from 1915 dedicated to the privateers who fought to keep peace in Ibiza.