3 museums in Ibiza you can’t miss

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If you are traveling soon to Ibiza be sure to check this 3 museums in Ibiza.

Archaeological Museum of Ibiza

 

The Archaeological Museum is the institution that preserves, carries out research on and exhibits the material remains of the historic past of the islands of Ibiza and Formentera. The classic authors differentiated these two islands from the Balearic Islands of Mallorca and Menorca by calling them the Pitiüses. It is located in the high part of the old town – Dalt Vila – in Cathedral Square, together with the Castle, the Bishop’s house, the Papal Court’s house and the old Lodge today converted to “The Viewpoint” – from where one can see the lower part of town (the Marina), the harbour and the modern example.

 

Museum of Puig des Molins

 

A designated World Heritage Site since 1999, the necropolis found in the Puig des Molins museum is the largest in the western Mediterranean. Nearby, the island’s museum of archaeology houses the unearthed treasures of numerous Ibiza digs. Both cast their gaze back to prehistory and the Muslim conquest. Their collections are key not only to understanding the island’s past, but to research and understanding of Phonecian-Punic culture worldwide. Located in Puig des Molins, in ancient times it served as the Ibiza Town cemetery.

The site is located 500 metres west of Puig de Vila on the site where the town has existed since its foundation by the Phoenicians towards the end of the 7th century B.C.

Once you discover all of the history hiding on this wonderful island, you can go back to your room and just relax in your hot tub.

 

Ethnographic Museum of Ibiza

 

The museum building is a clear example of traditional architecture, and its aim is to preserve the typical elements of the island’s rural life. It is housed in Can Ros, one of the houses that stand near the church of Es Puig de Missa. The showcases display typical costumes, along with all types of work utensils and farming implements, musical instruments, toys, weapons, jewellery and even an oil press. The photography collection offers a panorama of the last half-century of Ibiza’s history. It also has a library and video library on ethnographic subjects, and holds arts and crafts workshops open to the public as well as more didactic ones. It also hosts socio cultural events (Summer Nights, Saturdays at the Museum, etc.)..

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