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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.

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SANKEYS MCR
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FABRIC
3
AMNESIA
4
MINISTRY OF SOUND
5
PACHA IBIZA
6
Matter
7
SPACE IBIZA
8
BERGHAIN
9
Warehouse Project
10
ZOUK SINGAPORE
11
FABRIK
12
CAVO PARADISO
13
WATERGATE
14
Stereo
15
16
D-EDGE
17
WOMB
18
Space Miami
19
Beta Nightclub
20
WARUNG BEACH CLUB
21
Fuse
22
CIELO
23
Harry Klein
24
MINT CLUB
25
Pacha Sharm
26
Cocoon
27
GREEN VALLEY
28
Club Midi
29
ROBERT JOHNSON
30
MANSION
31
GUVERNMENT
32
Coco Banana
33
SUB CLUB
34
Studio Martin
35
SIRENA
36
PRIVILEGE
37
Pacha New York
38
M2
39
The Arches
40
Weekend
41
CORSICA STUDIOS
42
Eden
43
Doornrooseje
44
La Terrazza
45
Pacha Buenos Aires
46
TRESOR
47
Baalsaal
48
Kelly's
49
Café D'Anvers
50
GUABA BEACH BAR
51
Sky Bar
52
Digital Brighton
53
REX CLUB
54
Twisted Pepper
55
Cabaret Voltaire
56
Hardpop
57
Bar 25
58
Alte Börse
59
Melkweg
60
Circus Afterhours
61
Seone
62
YALTA
63
Palladium
64
Cash Club
65
Barfly
66
Club JB's
67
Mynt
68
B018
69
ANZUCLUB
70
Neidklub
71
Snafu
72
Plastic People
73
Avalon
74
LA HUAKA
75
Numero Uno
76
Paradiso
77
Basement
78
Factory Club
79
Batofar
80
Gravity Club
81
Cable
82
Air
83
Vanguard
84
Sullivan Room
85
T Bar
86
Nation
87
Kristal
88
U60311
89
The Caves
90
CASTLE CLUB
91
Plan B
92
Club Silo
93
Villa Mercedes
94
Metro City
95
AGEHA
96
360°
97
The Stiff Kitten
98
Porat
99
WHQ
100
East Village