Vintage Ibiza: Discover the ‘white island’ before tourism

colourful image showing town in background, behind a bay and a palm tree

The Spanish island of Ibiza is well known to tourists these days for its nightlife: exciting bars, daring nightclubs and soulful dance music.

Beyond the dance beats and beaches, there is hundreds and thousands of years history and heritage waiting to be discovered.

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Ibiza is known as the White Island, now used as a tourist slogan, inspired by the island’s white architecture. Such buildings can be seen in these vintage photographs, which date from around the early 20th century, and are part of the collections of the Ajuntament de Girona.

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By Adrian Murphy, Europeana Foundation

This blog is part of Europeana’s Discovering Europe season featuring cultural jewels and hidden gems from across the continent.

Feature image: Ibiza hotel labels, National Library of Spain, CC BY-NC-SA

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