Ancient history in Ibiza

Ancient history in Ibiza

Can you imagine experiencing a piece of ancient history near a beautiful beach? Well, you can do it in Ibiza, specifically in the cove of Sa Caleta at the beach of Bol Nou. Here you can find a Phoenician settlement that dates back to around 650 BC. Undiscovered until the 1980s, this important site marks the beginning of the Phoenician colonization of the Pitiüsas Islands and has been a World Heritage Site since 1999.

During the Spanish Civil War in 1936-37 this settlement housed anti-aircraft batteries. There was a whole series of installations constructed along the south coast to protect the city, which still stand today. Now the idea is to create an information center in the settlement, while still doing excavations. Near the settlement you can find a small fishing port, which the same Phoenicians probably created. It’s a great place to visit where you can discover more about the cultural heritage of the city. You will feel like an explorer in the middle of this ancient town.

 

 

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