Lying just over the road from Privilege in Ibiza's San Rafael, legend has it that the house where Amnesia now stands was built at the end of the 18th century. When it was sold to an arty widow in the 1970s, it became a home to hippies who played in bands and danced till dawn while experimenting with LSD and 'touching the heavens'. In 1976 it became a disco, and has never looked back.
Bob Marley reportedly gave a memorable show there in the late-'70s, and it was after hearing legendary jock Alfredo play Balearic sets at a then open-air Amnesia in 1987 that Paul Oakenfold, Danny Rampling and Nicky Holloway returned to the UK and kicked off acid house.
Throughout the-'90s it expanded in size and when international club brands such as Cream took up residencies there just before the Millennium it really became well-known internationally - even featuring in films such as It's All Gone Pete Tong and Kevin & Perry Go Large.
For trance monkeys Amnesia will mean Cream or Armada, for techno travellers it will be legendary for Sven Väth's Cocoon which has resided there for a decade now, while house heads will head to Roger Sanchez's Release Yourself. But for any Ibiza-bound clubber it remains both an essential and classic clubbing experience with those infamous ice canons and famous raised LED-lit DJ booth making its main room one of the most epic on the island.