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Sant Josep de Sa Talaia

Sant Josep has one of the most beautiful churches in the island.

  • La iglesia de Sant Josep preside el pueblo
    Photo: Xescu Prats
  • La tienda Ca Vostra y el Bar Bernat Vinya, con su terraza-jardín en el centro, desde la plaza de la iglesia de Sant Josep
    Photo: Xescu Prats
  • La Avinguda de Pere Escanellas es la calle principal de Sant Josep
    Photo: Xescu Prats
  • Jardín del Bar Bernat Vinya, en Sant Josep
    Photo: Xescu Prats
  • La iglesia de Sant Josep, bajo la luna
    Photo: Xescu Prats
  • Sant Josep es un pueblo tranquilo, con un agradable boulevard de terrazas
    Photo: Xescu Prats

Sant Josep’s landmark is Sa Talaia, the highest mountain in Ibiza. The village has a small centre, where sits one of the biggest church on the island. In 1726 the inhabitants of the area asked the archbishop of Tarragona for permission to build a temple, and the works began a year after that. The old altarpiece was burned at the beginning of the Civil War, in 1936, and it was later replaced by a copy paid with the money raised by the followers.

The church façade has a rectangular porch with three arches and inside there is one main aisle with an outstanding chapel known Capella Fonda. The temple has a wooden pulpit that was decorated by José Sanchez Oca in 1763 with symbols of the holy mysteries. This simple, strong, stunningly-beautiful church is the spiritual centre of the neighbourhood and also the setting where all the festivities of the municipality start.

Sant josep de sa talaia san jose

El Ayuntamiento de Sant Josep, en la Avinguda de Pere Escanellas

Photo: Xescu Prats

When you are in Sant Josep don’t miss visiting Can Bernat Vinya’s bar, as it is kept as it was originally conceived a century ago, and where the locals meet to play card games. The village offers several terraces, a few shops and the town hall, and a pleasant and peaceful atmosphere throughout the year.

 

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Municipality Sant Josep de Sa Talaia
Area Sant Josep
How to arrive

Sant Josep is in the south. Two roads, (Ibiza and San Antonio) pass through this village

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