PUIG DES MOLINS MUSEUM
It is the largest and best-preserved necropolis in the world. Located in the Puig des Molins, it was the cemetery of the city of Ibiza throughout antiquity.
The museum is located about 500 meters west of Puig de Vila, in the same place where the city is located since its foundation by Phoenicians in the late 7th century B.C. As usual, in the Phoenician cities, the space of the living and that of the dead were close, although separated by a geographical accident. Its name derives from the windmills that dominated its peak since at least the 15th century, currently in disuse, and of which only a few of them remain today.
Currently, the hillside is part of the Archaeological Museum of Eivissa and Formentera. The mountain is covered by a thick layer of shrubby vegetation and it is calculated that only counting the Punic era tombs, the hypogea, there are about 3,000. Of the entire labyrinth of graves, only 340 are visible from the outside. Most of them belong to the Punic period and are excavated in the rock, although only the so-called mule hypogea are visited, which were found by chance in 1946.
ADDRESS: PUIG DES MOLINS MONOGRAPHIC MUSEUM – Via Romana, 31, 07800 Ibiza