The Ibicencan coasts are protected by defence towers which were built in strategic places to protect against the attacks from the Turks. Some of these structures serve double functions such as the Towers d'en Royira on the beaches Le Compte. The rural architectural assembly of Balafia includes various towers being used for defence and the storage of food and other utensils. On Ibiza's and Formentera's coasts the silhouettes of the lighthouses are accompanied by those of the defence towers.
The rural churches are essential points of interest in the Ibicencan landscape except for those in the district of Ibiza which are more urban and designed according to other styles. Most of the island's churches follow the same structure as the houses. They are simple, functional and whitewashed. Being that luminous they are immediately identified as the town's centre.