Photographer's Note

S. Miquel de Balansat is a construction with a double religious and defensive function whose thick walls are decorated with mural paintings. Together with the house of the parish priest, it forms an ordered set with a courtyard closed by an arcade.

Fortified church built in the sixteenth century on top of a promontory, known as "Puig de Missa", to control the territory. It was enlarged one hundred years later with the addition of the chapels of Benirrs and Rubi. In the 18th century, the parish priest's house was built, forming a complex organized by a courtyard with a well. On the north side is the cemetery.

It is the only church in Ibiza with a T-shaped floor. Recently, mural paintings with religious and floral motifs have been found, covering their chapels, as well as a vaulted ceiling behind the altar that dates back to the 19th century. It lacks exterior decoration, with the exception of the arches that close the courtyard and the belfry, with a pyramidal roof.


S. Miquel de Balansat es una construccin con una doble funcin religiosa y defensiva cuyos gruesos muros estn decorados con pinturas murales. Junto con la casa del prroco, forma un conjunto ordenado con un patio cerrado por una arquera.

Iglesia fortificada construida en el siglo XVI en lo alto de un promontorio, conocido como Puig de Missa, para controlar el territorio. Fue ampliada cien aos ms tarde con la adicin de las capillas de Benirrs y de Rubi. En el siglo XVIII se construy la casa del prroco, formndose un conjunto organizado mediante un patio con un pozo. En la cara norte se sita el cementerio.

Es la nica iglesia de Ibiza con planta en forma de T. Recientemente se han localizado pinturas murales con motivos religiosos y florales que recubren sus capillas, adems de una cenefa historiada detrs del altar que se ha datado del siglo XIX. Carece de decoracin exterior, con la excepcin de los arcos que cierran el patio y de la espadaa, con una cubierta piramidal.

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Additional Photos by Luis Garcia (adramad) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 8113 W: 5 N: 14412] (64128)
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