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QUEEN LETIZIA AND KING FELIPE VISIT IBIZA ISLAND

Queen Letizia and King Felipe visit Ibiza, a Spanish island in the Mediterranean Sea and the third largest of the Balearic Islands on 17 August 2020.

Their Majesties visit the Monographic Museum and Necropolis del Puig des Molins and the town of Sant Antoni de Portmany.



Monographic Museum and Necropolis del Puig des Molins


The visit started with Their Majesties arriving at the Monographic Museum and Necropolis del Puig des Molins (literally “Windmills’ Hill”).

Puig des Moulins is the best-preserved necropolis in the Mediterranean area and home to the goddess Tanit. This is the world’s largest and best-preserved necropolis. It was the cemetery of the Cities of Ibiza during the entire period of antiquity.

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For the visit, Their Majesties were accompanied by the President of the Balearic Islands, Francina Armengol; the Deputy Director and Curator of the Puig des Molins Museum, María Bofill; among others.

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Next, Queen Letizia and King Felipe received a general presentation of the Monographic Museum and Necropolis del Puig des Molins in front of a model and through an audiovisual presentation.

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Outside, Their Majesties visited the hypogeum of the Mule, a Phoenician-Punic burial chamber and from a viewpoint observed the necropolis.



In the interior, King Felipe and Queen Letizia explored a number of exhibitions and toured the different halls, in which important archaeological remains of funerary rituals, Phoenicians, Punicists and the Roman Era are preserved.

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Sant Antoni de Portmany

After the visit to the Necropolis, Their Majesties made their way to Sant Antoni de Portmany (Spanish: San Antonio Abad), a town on the western coast of Ibiza, where they were received by the Mayor, Marcos Serra.

Immediately, King Felipe and Queen Letizia toured the historic center of Sant Antoni de Portmany.

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During the tour of Sant Antoni’s harbourside promenade, King Felipe and Queen Letizia stopped by The Egg, a statue erected in the early 1990s to commemorate the local claim of having been the birthplace of Christopher Columbus. The statue is in the shape of an egg, containing at its centre a model of his ship: the Santa Maria.

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Queen Letizia looked around the stalls with handicraft items on the Passeig de ses Fonts (Spanish: Paseo de las Fuentes), an area which was developed in the early 1990s to improve the appearance of the town. There are many plants, including palm trees and rubber plants, as well as large fountains, which are illuminated by night.

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Next, They visited the Church of San Antonio and greeted its parish priest, Francesc Xavier Torres. In front of the church, Queen Letizia and King Felipe saw a performance of local folklore.

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They continued their walking tour through the Ancha and del Progreso streets. On the Passeig de la Mar (Spanish: Paseo de la Mar), King Felipe and Queen Letizia received the greetings of the members of Sant Antoni Municipality and other main municipalities of the island.

Finally, Their Majesties held a meeting on the dock with the heads of the Fishermen’s Guild.

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Royal Fashion: Queen Letizia

Letizia wore Charo Ruiz Ibiza Aida Lace Long Dress, Whittelily Straw Tote Bag, white Macarena Alba50 Cotton Crudo Espadrilles, Gold Bamboo Earrings and Karen Hallam Signature Ring.

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