By virtue of having been occupied by so many different cultures over the course of the centuries, Ibiza's cultural heritage is huge and incredibly varied. The influences reflect the various occupiers' own cultures, from the Phoenicians via the Romans and Moors to the more recent Catalans.
Most recently the occupiers have been less aggressive, but equally pervasive. Many of the early hippies were artistically inclined and were swiftly followed by more and more artists reveling in the quality of the Mediterranean light and the effect it had on the colours that surround us.
Little surprise then that the island has more artists per capita than almost anywhere else on the planet and a wealth of art galleries at almost every turn.