Atop a hill overlooking the city of Santa Eulalia, we found this interesting architectural ensemble, iconic and full of history of the city. At the top is a beautiful fortified church built in the 16th century surrounded by a set of old Ibizan style whitewashed houses and a cemetery.
Due to constant harassment by pirates and privateers in the past, the inhabitants of the coastal municipalities of Ibiza used to build their towns at some distance from the coast. These threats originated these fantastic buildings that were fortified churches to shelter in case of attack. In the case of Puig de Missa, it is one of the oldest on the island.
The architecture of the church is typically Ibizan, all white, plain and simple.
The climb to Puig de Misa is a nice excursion where visitors can enjoy the way of the best views of the city. At the beginning of the road is the Museo Etnográfico de Ibiza, in a former farmhouse. Once up, apart from enjoying exceptional views of the city, you can also take a pleasant walk through the narrow streets of white houses, paying a visit to the church and the small cemetery just behind.
The climb can be done either on foot, car or tourist train.
How to get to Mirador Puig de Missa ?
At the roundabout of Santa Eulària, from Eivissa, we turn left along the ring road. Passing the first roundabout after the bridge and take the first right. In the second street on the right, called Calle del Sol, take the second street on the right and a little later will climb to Puig de Missa. Parking available