Celluloid Diaries: Urbex - Abandoned hotel on Ibiza

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Urbex - Abandoned hotel on Ibiza

Abandoned hotel on Ibiza

In the bay of Cala d'en Serra, in the north of Ibiza, lies one of the hidden gems of the Balearic islands: an abandoned hotel complex designed by the acclaimed Spanish architect Josep Lluis Sert. The hotel was started in 1969, but never finished because Spain's fascist government prevented Sert from being accredited as an architect in the region. The idea was to continue the project after the turmoil was over. Unfortunately, Josep Lluis Sert died of lung cancer before anything could be done. In the year 2000 plans were drawn up to finish the complex in the style intended by Josep Lluis Sert and to turn it into a thalassotherapy centre. These plans were abandoned due to the world banking crisis.

The unfinished hotel has an eerie urbex feel that juxtaposes wonderfully with the turquoise sea. As you'll see from the photos, it offers a magnificent view of the bay and the surrounding pine woodland. I visited the site last month and it was definitely my favorite part of Ibiza.

It's easy to find. Just descend the dirt road towards the bay Cala d'en Serra (preferably by foot to avoid damaging your car). It's close to other well-known bays such as Portinatx, Cala des Xuclar, S'illot des Rencí, Cala Xarraca and Benirràs, so you can easily combine a visit of the abandoned hotel with other activities.

Abandoned hotel on Ibiza
Abandoned hotel on Ibiza
Abandoned hotel on Ibiza
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Ibiza urbex
Cala d'en Serra
Cala d'en Serra hotel
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Ibiza urbex
Abandoned hotel
Abandoned hotel
Abandoned hotel
Abandoned hotel
Unfinished hotel
Unfinished hotel
hotel ruins
hotel ruins
hotel ruins
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Abandoned hotel
Cala d'en Serra
Cala d'en Serra

Previous urbex posts: abandoned horror-themed restaurant / abandoned haunted convent / creepy war fortification

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15 comments:

  1. I want the room with a tree growing in the middle.
    Shame it was never finished. One heck of a view from there. Of course, where would all the graffiti artists go if they did finish it?

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  2. As a business person I wonder about all the time and money that went in to this place, and then about all the people who have considered finishing over the years, but haven't been able to raise the funds. And then sadly, the most probable conclusion: At one point soon it will all be torn down.

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  3. That would be great to see, hopefully one day it will be finished and turned into something

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  4. Awesome pics..that water is to die for ....note to self..visit that place soon

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  5. I really like your last photo!

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  6. Such a beautiful spot! How sad that this hotel has languished unfinished. The graffiti is quite artistic! Take care!

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  7. Vanessa, thanks so much for the extensive tour of this 'beautiful' hotel. What a shame that it never reached its full glory. The location is spectacular!

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  8. such abandoned places are always so sad, here in my country we have both the abandoned and bombed buildings and they're always sad to see

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  9. Beautiful pictures. So sad though, to have that creativity at your fingertips and to die before you can see it finished.

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  10. Seems like a setting for a horror novel. Or maybe that's just how my mind works. ;)

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  11. Definitely eerie, but I feel like the graffiti takes away some the of the romantic horror for me.

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