FESTIVITIES OF SANT JOSEP
When the Kingdom of Aragon conquered Ibiza on the 8th of August, 1235, the Catalonians tore down the Arab mosque and built the cathedral.
The habitants of the island took the names of Christian saints and numerous churches were built. Every year, the municipalities and towns in Ibiza celebrate the days of their patron saint with great popular festivities, where traditions, culture and sport are present, as well as an extensive programme of activities for all ages. On 19th March the day of Sant Josep de sa Talaia is celebrated. The town?s strapping church is one of the most representative samples of popular Ibizan architecture, and over that period, the square surrounding it becomes the festival's epicentre.
It is not surprising that on the day of Sant Josep the activities that are celebrated have become a reference point, not only for the town's inhabitants but for the whole island: the legendary Sant Pepe Rock concert with performances from current groups or the Flower Power festival.