The Broner House is a representative sample of modern architecture in the Balearic Islands. Therefore, it is considered a museum house and is completely open to the public. It was built and designed in 1960 by German painter and architect Erwin Broner.
BRONER MUSEUM HOUSE
In 1960 the German architect and painter Erwin Broner (Munich 1898 - Kreuth1971). He designed the famous Broner House, in the Sa Penya neighborhood. Gisela Broner, the artist's widow, donated it to the Ibiza Town Hall and in 2000 it was declared a Cultural Interest Property.
Erwin Broner is part of the group of intellectuals who took refuge on the island, in his escape from Nazi Germany. Among them were also the painter and illustrator Will Faber and the Dadaist Raoul Hausmann. Broner, who learned alongside teachers of the likes of Le Corbusier, played a leading role in the development of rationalist architecture on the island, along with other architects such as Josep Lluis Sert or Germán Rodríguez Arias. He knew how to “abstract” himself from the virtual by focusing the usefulness of the results towards a new conception of space and open forms. All the magic of their environments and approaches derives from their intense sense of integration in universes already discovered but with deep paths to the discovery of light.
The museum house is divided into two floors: the author's residence and his studio. In addition to the construction itself and the furniture, which were designed by Broner himself, you can also see part of his work as drawings or various paintings.
Being built on one of the Sa Penya cliffs, in the Santa Lucía bastion area, it has spectacular views of the sea and Formentera. The house was extensively renovated before its opening as a museum. The influence of Ibiza is clearly perceived in this museum house in which the white walls with stone walls and the beautiful beams of sabina stand out, appreciating in this way how the house is perfectly integrated into the landscape.
The house is integrated into the Iconic Houses network, which includes emblematic buildings such as the Frank Lloyd Wright Waterfall house, La Pedrera de Gaudí, the Bloc de Josep Lluís Sert house, can Lis de Jørn Utzon, among others.
Occasionally it exhibits part of the author's artistic and architectural work and also other pieces by contemporary artists.
It is declared of Cultural Interest with Monument category (2000).
From May 1 to September 30: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Tuesday to Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
From October 1 to April 30: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Tuesday to Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Mondays and holidays closed.
HOW TO GET?
Head towards the end of the port of Ibiza, where all the bars and restaurants end. Next to the Casal de Joves you will see some stairs that will lead you to the street de la Mare de Déu, popularly known as Calle de la Virgen). The Broner House is right in parallel.