The old city of la Marina -former fishermen neighborhood- has changed dramatically in recent years. Since 1999, when UNESCO declared the historic center of Ibiza World Heritage Site, this area has gone from a declining process to become the trendiest neighborhood in town. With the start of the tourist season, this Easter, la Marina becomes the largest shopping area of the island. In the last decade, thanks to subsidies provided by Consorci Eivissa Patrimoni de la Humanitat, a hundred building fronts have been restored.
In the last decade, a hundred of building fronts have been restored in the trendy neighborhood of La Marina, one of the most charming places of the island.
La Marina has gone from a declining area to become a hot spot. The buildings have been remodeled and increasingly attract more couples and young people. However, much remains to be done: the neighborhood becomes very lonely in the winter, with all venues closed. In the most degraded are of sa Penya is currently running a project started several years ago to demolish 22 shacks along the walls and build new homes.
by Judit Carcasona
Photos: Julia Fioravanti y Carme Bonet