Portal de ses Taules, Dalt Vila, Ibiza, Spain

Dalt Vila (Upper City) is a walled city in Ibiza Town on the Spanish island of Ibiza.  The city was built by the Phonicians in the 6th century B.C.  The streets of Dalt Vila are narrow and wind through medieval buildings.  All of Dalt Vila is surrounded by walls built at the request of Felip II (son of Felip I, grandson of Charles I, great grandson of Joanna of Castile, great great grandson of Ferdinand II and Isabella I of Castile).

The main gate to Dalt Vila is known as Portal de ses Taules or Porta de Mar.  Above the gate is the coat of arms of Felip II.  A plaque describes the dominions ruled by Felip II and describes the components of the coat of arms.  Niches containing headless Roman statues are located on each side of the gate.

Coat of Arms of Felip II

Coat of Arms of Felip II

SOURCE:  Coat of Arms of Felip II (Ibiza Town, Ibiza, Spain); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 05 August 2011.

Dominions of Felip II

Dominions of Felip II

SOURCE:  Dominions of Felip II (Ibiza Town, Ibiza, Spain); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 05 August 2011.

Headless Roman Statue I

Headless Roman Statue I

SOURCE:  Headless Roman Statue I (Ibiza Town, Ibiza, Spain); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 05 August 2011.

Headless Roman Statue II

Headless Roman Statue II

SOURCE:  Headless Roman Statue II (Ibiza Town, Ibiza, Spain); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 05 August 2011.

Copyright © 2011 by Stephen J. Danko

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