Home of the World’s largest nightclub
What do you really know about Ibiza, aside from part that Ibiza is super popular place for ravers, go-go dancers, celebrities and DJs? We have put 7 interesting facts about this beautiful place, the largest of the Pityusic Islands (Ibiza and Formentera).
1. Home of the World’s largest nightclub
Ibiza is well known for its nightclubs, but did you know it has the largest club in the world? With a main room the size of an aircraft hangar, a swimming pool and a 25-meter high ceiling, Privilege holds 10.000 people. It was here, back in 1987 when the club was called Ku, that Freddy Mercury and Montserrat Caballé shot the iconic video for the song Barcelona, played at the 1992 Olympic Games.
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2. Expensive parking
This Ibizas’s marina boasts the expensive moorings in Europe, more expensive even than Capri or Portofino in Italy. The Ibiza Magna marina has just 82 moorings, a dozen of which are reserved for yachts above 60 metres in length. To rent one can cost you as much as 4,000€ per day.
3. Ibizans differ from the rest of Spanish people
Ibizans are genetically different from the rest of the Spanish people. According to recent scientific studies, the island’s modern-day population is descended from a small number who survived the bubonic plague epidemic in the 17th century and the famine caused by the Franco-Ottoman attack in the 16th century.
This explains why many of the population are blood relatives and why 21% bear one of the island-specific surnames, such as Marí or Torres.
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4. Ibiza is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Ibiza has four UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Phoenician settlement of Sa Caleta, the Necropolis of Puig des Molins, the Dalt Vila area in the Ibizan capital, and Posidonia oceanica.
The Phoenician settlement of Sa Caleta in the Sant Josep de sa Talaia district is the islands’ first urban area and was home to Ibiza’s first residents, the Phoenicians. They were the first to use the Necropolis of Puig des Molins and it was still in use as a cemetery a century later when the Carthaginians arrived.
Not far from Puig des Molins lies the acropolis of Dalt Vila, that ancient city located high above the port and crowns the city of Ibiza. It is considered the best-preserved coastal fortress in the Mediterranean.
5. Ibiza produces fine wine
It’s an unknown fact that Ibiza produces wine. Ibiza is actually home to a number of small wineries.
Ibiza grows grapes such as ganache and mourverdre for red wine and Malvasia for white wine. The vineyards can be found in Sant Mateu, Buscatell and Sant Josep.
The wines produced by Ibiza have an suberb quality according to wine connoisseurs.
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6. Ibiza experiences an average temperature of more than 20ºC for more than 8 months of the year
Ibiza can be really hot especially during the summer when the temperatures could go above 30ºC.
The average temperature for the rest of the year is around 15 to 20ºC. Because of the Mediterranean climate, it doesn’t get too cold and windy during winter and autumn.
The temperature rarely or almost never go below 0ºC.
7. The most expensive restaurant in the world
Ibiza is also home of the most expensive restaurant in the world: Sublimotion, located in the Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza. If you’ve got 1,650€ in your wallet why not treat yourself to a meal at this restaurant presided over by chef Paco Roncero.
This is more than just dinner though, it’s a three-hour audio-visual and gastronomic experience that you’ll share with just 11 other diners.
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