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Canons to the Right

The canons, which have suddenly appeared on the fortified walls and high battlements of Dalt Vila, will definitely not be used to quell any outbreaks of insurgency in the trendy summer venues, which nestle below.

The canons, which have suddenly appeared on the fortified walls and high battlements of Dalt Vila, will definitely not be used to quell any outbreaks of insurgency in the trendy summer venues, which nestle below.

The installation of the 18th century guns in their original defensive positions is part of the 'museumisation' of the old town, a scheme to give the tourist public an idea of how Ibiza was when it was a target for every marauding pirate from the Barbary Coast.

Down in the tunnels under the cathedral, a lifelike historical scene is depicted, complete with canon balls, piles of gunpowder barrels, maps, charts, and cut out figures of the canon crew at their duties, which really brings the history of Ibiza to life.

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