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Ibizan legends and folklore

The early Phoenicians believed Ibiza to be a magic isle blessed by the Gods...

Magical island

The early Phoenicians believed Ibiza to be a magic isle blessed by the Gods, because the rich, red soil is non volcanic and the island forbids survival to any reptile, animal, insect or plant that can harm humans. To this day many people wear amulets and pendants containing the sacred soil to protect the wearer from harm.


Mythical island

'Ibiza will be Earth's final refuge' - predicts Nostradamus
According to the predictions of Nostradamus, the 15th century French astrologer & physician, when nuclear disaster wipes out most life on Earth, the peculiar prevailing wind patterns over Ibiza will ensure that it is the sole remaining life-supporting environment.


Mysterious island

The island of Es Vedra, rising from the waters off Cala D'Hort supports no venomous living thing. The Carmelite priest Don Francisco Palau, founder of the convent at Es Cubells, meticulously recorded mystical revelations and meetings with 'unearthly beings surrounded by light' while meditating there. Gigantic circles of light, up to 50 metres diameter, emerging from the sea have discouraged fishermen from this area. A strong magnetic force is said to emanate from Es Vedra, attracting unexplained phenomena.

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Creative talents

That Ibiza has a strange magnetism for creative talents is a fascinating reality. It's no secret that Ibiza boasts a great concentration of international talent on what is a tiny island. They have found inspiration and fulfilment from the simple, spiritually enriching, Ibizan way of life. Tranquilo, one of the most commonly used Ibicenco words means 'Finding Inner Peace in Harmony with Nature'.

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