An ancient necropolis in Ibiza town
While Ibiza’s reputation these days is rooted in a playful image of sun, sand, clubbing and relaxation, in the past that wasn’t always the case. Home to the Carthaginians, the Romans, the Phoenicians and others over a period spanning thousands of years, these civilisations played a vital role in shaping Ibiza as we know it today. It’s because of these people that the island’s history is peppered with stories of trade, invasion, conquest and death. Indeed, scratch beneath the surface and there’s evidence of this everywhere you look – nowhere more so than in Ibiza town, a city that groans under the weight of bygone times.
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