Rural Ensemble of Balàfia

Rural Set of Balàfia. The most rural Ibiza

The rural Ensemble of Balàfia are constructions that reflect the Ibizan life in the field

As usual when you visit one of the cultural property of the island, reaching the Rural complex Of Balàfiacan become a real odyssey if we do not know the way. The directions to arrive are scarce and unclear. To situate ourselves, the Rural Group of Balàfia is located in the rural town of Sant Llorenç. This small town, composed of a church and some houses, is located on the road that connects Sant Joan de Labritja with Eivissa (Ibiza Capital). About six kilometres from Sant Joan we find a small detour that leads to the town of Sant Llorenç. Once we reached the Church of Sant Llorenç we found a road to the right that takes us to a house with a tower of defense. It is not here, the road continues with a dirt road in not very good condition. A Few hundred meters later we find the signpost and a small dirt road that takes us to the Rural Complex of Balàfia. Although there is a little more parking inside, it is private, so you should try to park the car in the previous section or take the next turning on the right where we will reach the back of the village, with more space.
conjunto rural balafia

That We will find in the Rural Ensemble of Baláfia

The Architectural Ensemble consists of five peasant houses grouped around two defence towers, known as the Torres de Baláfia. They Were built to defend the core of Turkish pirate raids, which came by road from the north of the island. The scarcity of mountains around offered little protection to the area.

The beauty of the Rural Ensemble of Balàfia

However, its archaeological interest is not the largest treasure that the Rural Ensemble of Balàfia. The Street that crosses the nucleus, between the towers and the private houses are of an unusual beauty, remembering more to the alleys of the old cities, with stone walls, narrow corridors and flowers. The Most typical elements of Ibiza constructions are reflected in the bread ovens we found. The white crosses painted on the walls remind us of the Ibizan tradition of banishing evil spirits.

Other places to discover in the surroundings of rural Balàfia set

From the rural set of Balàfia can access places of cultural interest

Iglesia de San Lorenzo

Church of San Lorenzo At 801 meters

The Church of Sant Llorenç or San Lorenzo belongs to the municipality of Sant Joan de Labritja, in a population that receives the same name.

Estatua Villangomez

Statue of Marià Villangómez 6 Km Away

Marià Villangómez (1913-2002) was one of the most important writers of Ibizan literature.

Iglesia de San Miguel

Sant Miquel Church 6 Km Away

This Church-Fortification dates from the official version of the 17TH century, although many authors date their construction in the 13TH century, based on the foundations of earlier constructions.

Other places to discover in the surroundings of Conjunto rural de Balàfia

San Lorenzo

Sant LLorenç

Sant Llorenç de Balàfia, or San Lorenzo, is a rural town, with practically no urban nucleus, located in the municipality of Sant Joan.

San Miguel

Sant Miquel

Sant Miquel is a small village, almost hamlet, located halfway between Sant Joan, municipality to which it belongs, and Sant Antoni.

Iglesia de San Juan

Sant Joan

Sant Joan de Labritja is located in the far north of the island, in one of the most unspoilt and unknown areas of the island.

Beaches close to Conjunto rural de Balàfia

Next to the Plaza de la Catedral, we will be able to enjoy the views to the beaches of the city Of Ibiza.

Cala Benirras

We Can Find the cove of Benirràs in the municipality of Sant Joan, between the towns of Sant Miquel and Sant Joan, taking the road that joins both parishes.

Puerto de San Miguel

The Port of San Miguel is located in the far north of the island, in the municipality of Sant Joan.

Cala Xarraca

We Can Find Cala Xarraca in the municipal district of Sant Joan.