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Thistree-linedpedestrianave-
nue,ahabitualmeetingplace,isthe
venueforbookfairs,craftdisplays,
popular festivals, sporting activi-
ties and all types of demonstra-
tions.Thisiswherethepulseofthe
island’s social life is taken at deci-
sivemoments.VaradeReyistheki-
lometrezeroofallIbiza’sroadsand
the epicentre of the island’s capi-
tal during the day. Sitting on one
of its stone benches, which have a
historygoingbackoverahundred
years, as you contemplate the old
façades of the buildings that line
the promenade, is the equivalent
ofviewingtheimmobileportraitof
thetimelessIbiza,theeternalIbiza
that knows how to subsist despite
the waves of the new centuries,
like a rocky crag that sits firm in
themidst of the surge.
At one end of the promenade
standstheHotelMontesol,abeau-
tiful example of colonial architec-
ture that has been restructured as
a luxury establishment. At night,
thenearbybusysquareofPlazadel
Parque is surroundedbybars, res-
taurants and fashionboutiques.—
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