Abandoned Hotel at Cala d’en Serra – Sant Joan de Labritja, Spain - Atlas Obscura

Abandoned Hotel at Cala d’en Serra

Sant Joan de Labritja, Spain

Originally slated to become a luxurious resort, this structure is now a graffiti haunt reclaimed by nature.  

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In 1969, a luxury hotel resort was planned for construction on one of Europe’s most picturesque beaches. Architect Josep Lluís Sert was chosen for the job after spending the past few decades living in exile in the United States.

Just over a year later in 1970, construction on the massive building halted for several years. Development eventually ended when Sert passed away in 1983. There were several discussions on whether or not the hotel should be completed according to the original design or if the structure should simply be demolished. However, neither option was taken, instead, the hotel was left abandoned.

Across the abandoned structure are vast collections of graffiti from intrepid artists who left their mark. The site is fascinating not only for its artwork, but also for its fantastic views of the nearby beach. Its also a great place to see an urban landscape engulfed by nature. 

Know Before You Go

This structure is best viewed from the outside as the building may be unsafe to enter. There is very little parking near the beach. You can park at the end of the asphalt road and walk approx. 10 minutes to the site. 


As always please take care for your own safety and the natural environment.