San Antonio, Ibiza

January 11th, 2009 - 12:45 pm Posted in ibiza, san antonio | Comments (1)

san antonio, ibizaSan Antonio (Sant Antoni in catalan) is the second largest town on Ibiza since the ascendence of tourism. Originally called Port Magnus by the Romans, it’s full title is Sant Antoni de Portmany (or San Antonio Abad). Why have one name when you can use two?

The older part of San Antonio runs from the 16th Century church down to the port as this was originally a fishing village. This is the area known nowadays as the West End and fishermen are scarce.

There are, however, more British people to be found on the streets in San Antonio throughout the summer than in Blackpool.

Rumour has it that many of them drink too much, unused to the combination of cheap Spanish beer and 22 hour a day licensing laws.

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One Response to “San Antonio, Ibiza”

  1. Wayne Johnson Says:

    Our cities are similar although we are in different countries. I have you have us beat on the cheap beer available for 22 hours per day. Really like the pictures of your city.