Anthropology of Ibiza and it’s Cultural Side by Zoe Newlove

Anthropology of Ibiza and its Cultural Side by Zoe Newlove

Anthropology of Ibiza

With the infamous white isle being most known for her party culture, super clubs and music scene, it is quite hard to grasp the idea of there being an actual history and culture to the island.

Yet, if you look carefully as you drive around the island, you can see scattered churches, lighthouses, wells and ruins of times gone by.

If we go right back to the beginning, the first ever settlements on Ibiza can be dated back as far as 3000 years ago, with the Carthaginians discovering Ibiza in 654 B.C. Ibiza town is, in fact, one of the earliest towns to be discovered in Europe. Read more

Time and Space Sculpture Ibiza

Time and Space Sculpture Ibiza

Time and Space Sculpture Ibiza

The Time and Space Sculpture Ibiza was recently featured on UK tv programme Homes by the Med.  Lots of you got in touch wanting to know more about this art installation situated on the cliffs of Ibiza.

The sculpture, named Time and Space – The Speed of Light was created by Australian artist, Andrew Rogers in 2014.

It is made up of thirteen solid basalt columns weighing 420 tons which were extracted and carved in Turkey before being transported the 4400 km to Ibiza on a dedicated ship and took one week to place in situ. Read more

Bloop International Proactive Arts Festival 2015 Ibiza

Bloop International Proactive Arts Festival

Bloop International Proactive Arts Festival

The Bloop International Proactive Arts Festival is returning to San Antonio for its fifth successful year and will take place from the 15th July through to the 16th August.  It is designed to be a one-month long celebration of art for everyone in Ibiza with this year’s theme being Multiverse & Parallel Universes.

The Multiverse and Parallel Universes has been chosen as it is something that has sparked human curiosity Read more

A Cultured Walk Around San Antonio Ibiza

San Antonio Bust Station

San Antonio Bust Station, The Start

Culture is not the first word that comes to mind when you think of San Antonio, famed for its parties and nightlife.  But dig a little deeper and there are some cultural gems to be found both modern and much older.

This is an easy walk, which is best done early evening to enjoy it to its full potential; it takes around 2 hrs (3km).

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The Egg San Antonio Ibiza

The Egg San Antonio Ibiza

The Egg San Antonio Ibiza

One of the most famous landmarks in Ibiza is the Egg, located on the main roundabout in San Antonio.

It symbolises the local claim that Christopher Columbus was born in the region around San Antonio.

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An Evening at Dalt Villa Ibiza

Dalt Villa Ibiza

Dalt Villa Ibiza

One of the most famous landmarks of Ibiza is Dalt Villa an Acropolis dating back to Phoenician times.

Over the centuries many invaders / settlers have added their own touch and today it is a thriving walled town with bars, restaurants, shops and quirky corners all ready for exploring.

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Huge Street Art in San Antonio, Ibiza

Street Art in San Antonio, Ibiza

Street Art in San Antonio, Ibiza

Whether you are a regular visitor to San Antonio or arriving for the first time, wandering around the narrow streets you cannot help but notice the massive artworks adorning the sides of many of the towns buildings.

Called the Open Air Gallery, it has been created as part of the island’s renowned Bloop International Proactive Arts Festival which has taken place annually since 2011 and runs from  late July through to mid-August bringing art to masses across Ibiza with a series of events and exhibitions.   Read more