Thursday, September 23, 2010

Ibiza - Spain

Ibiza is the smallest of the three spanish Balearic Islands and well known for its nightlife offers with several discos, bars and night clubs which have gained international reputation particularly because of the numerous intense dance music sessions and parties held during the summer months. Nevertheless, the island of Ibiza is also known for its cultural and natural features. A great part of the island is classified as a Unesco World Heritage Site since 1999.
The card was sent from Netherlands by Suzanne.

"Ibiza provides an excellent example of the interaction between the marine and coastal ecosystems. The dense prairies of oceanic Posidonia (seagrass), an important endemic species found only in the Mediterranean basin, contain and support a diversity of marine life. Ibiza preserves considerable evidence of its long history. The archaeological sites at Sa Caleta (settlement) and Puig des Molins (necropolis) testify to the important role played by the island in the Mediterranean economy in protohistory, particularly during the Phoenician-Carthaginian period. The fortified Upper Town (Alta Vila) is an outstanding example of Renaissance military architecture; it had a profound influence on the development of fortifications in the Spanish settlements of the New World." - in:

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