A legacy of architectural jewels

The island of Ibiza attracted different prestigious architects who left their mark on different buildings. This is the case of Josep Lluís Sert, who discovered the island in the 1930s and fell in love with traditional Ibizan architecture. An original architecture, with the beauty of simple and minimalist forms.

The Can Pep Simó residential complex in Cap Martinet and the apartments known as Es Fumerals are clear examples of the legacy he left. The architect and urban planner Raimon Torres, committed to the islands, drew up the first protection plans for the neighbourhoods of Sa Penya, the Marina and Vara de Rey.

The Broner House, built by the architect and painter Erwin Broner in 1960 in the district of Sa Penya, is a representative sample of modern architecture on the Balearic Islands. Therefore, it is now a house­-museum open to the public.

A legacy of architectural jewelsTorres de defensa

In the sixteenth century, the Christians devised a coastal lookout system with well-fortified watchtowers. From them they could make out the arrival of pirates.


A legacy of architectural jewelsMurallas de Dalt Vila

The Renaissance wall of Ibiza and its seven bastions were built in the sixteenth century and were then part of the king’s plan to modernise the defence at the Mediterranean coast.



A legacy of architectural jewelsFortified churches

Scattered throughout the island, the fortified churches were the refuge of the Ibizan population when pirate attacks took place.



A legacy of architectural jewels

Pozos y molinos

Wells, water reservoirs of Arab origin, portals de feixa and water- as well as wind mills are interesting cultural assets and a part of the local landscape.