It was the heartbeat of the clubbing scene for 27 years in Ibiza until it closed last year, but now clubbers can relive those glory days as a museum and shop have opened in San Antonio in honour of the nightclub, Space Ibiza.
Called Space Warehouse, the museum contains memorabilia from the legendary venue, including its furnishings, music equipment and old photos. These are displayed alongside official merchandise like branded T-shirts, caps and accessories.
Space first opened in 1989 when Ibiza nightclub owner, Pepe Rosello, took over the establishment, which had been built four years earlier. Now in his 80s, he stepped down when his contract ended at the end of the 2016 season, and Space Ibiza closed its doors for good. A new club, Hi Ibiza, has now opened on the site.
During its time, Space was hugely popular, and it was associated in particular with DJ Carl Cox, who had a 15-year residency there. It was also home to the iconic outdoor Space terrace, which was famous for its legendary 22-hour sessions featuring the likes of Cox, Sven Väth and Nina Kraviz.
Carl Cox and Pepe Rosello cut the ribbon at the museum’s official launch this week. Space was the most awarded club in the world, and during his speech, Pepe said that the museum would keep its memory and spirit alive.
Space Warehouse will open from 9am – 3pm from Monday to Friday. For further information, see here.