Inside the eerie abandoned Majorca nightclub that hosted iconic popstars in Brit holiday resort left to rot 32 years on

Inside the eerie abandoned Majorca nightclub that hosted iconic popstars in Brit holiday resort left to rot 32 years on

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THIS abandoned Majorca nightclub used to be the playground for iconic celebs, tourists and locals – now, it’s been left to rot and has a dark history.

Es Fogueró Palace was once a place that had 2000 partygoers attending a night, but since its closure a few years ago, the ex-club made headlines again when a body was found.

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The iconic ex-club used to let over 2000 people through its doors[/caption]

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The abandoned building is now covered with litter and graffiti[/caption]

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The club was not located in a ‘touristy’ destination which contributed to its demise[/caption]

The desolate concrete beast has bushes and weeds shading its exterior.

Graffiti and litter also swamp the building, with reminants of how the club used to be – seen through the large letters and drawings of palm trees on the walls.

The plot of the site is huge, emphasised by the thousands that used to party there each night.

On the outside of the building, what once would have been a shallow pool area has been turned into a makeshift skate park.

Located on the outskirts of Port d’Alcúdia at the north-east coast of the island, the ex-club had a massive revolving and retractable stage, a large terrace and balconies.

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The club first opened its doors in the summer of 1989 with world-famous Spanish singer Julio Iglesias as the headliner.

But the entertainment did not stop here – the club often had real horses on stage, flamenco shows, games, and other huge performing acts.

Some attendees even said the club had strobe lights and massive speakers “the size of trucks.”

The founder of the once-successful venue, José Casas, had successfully started the clubs concept in Palma but this club on the other side of the island didn’t experience the same triumph.

Reports say the clubs demise was due its poor location, where tourists did not used to visit often compared to the other side of the island.

The club’s entrance fee was also apparently too expensive and its exclusivity was too narrow.

As the club was ultra-grand and extravagant too, the costs couldn’t keep up with the declining revenue.

Only three years after opening, Es Fogueró Palace closed its doors in 1992 – and has remained untouched since.

Homeless people, skaters and graffiti artists have since took hold of the incredible ex-club in Alcúdia.

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The eerie nature of the abandoned building was made worse after a man was found dead at the foot of the staircase in 2010, local reports say.

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It was first assumed to be an accident as the 61-year-old was living at the abandoned plot with other homeless individuals and fell to his death.

But an autopsy reportedly showed the man was killed by a blow to the head with a blunt object, Diario de Mallorca reports.

Some urban explorers visit the site each year to see whats left of the iconic building.

Alcúdia is not famed for its crazy nightlife like Magaluf and Palma on the other side of the island.

MAJORCA’S TOURISM CRACKDOWN

It comes as holiday wars are occurring on the popular island, with locals doing anti-tourism demos while Brit tourists clap back.

Lapping up the Magaluf sunshine, holidaymaker Zoe Kemp dismissed the anti-tourism demos which are sweeping the Costas as “completely hypocritical”.

She told The Sun: “They rely on tourists to survive. If you look around, everything is based on tourists.

“Places like Magaluf are advertised as cheap drinking holidays. We help the economy.”

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The resort lies on the west coast of Majorca, which receives around 40 per cent of its income from tourism.

Yet in May 15,000 people stormed through the island’s capital Palma jeering at visitors as they sat down for meals.

Stickers have been plastered around the island, reading: “More tourists? No thanks”, “Stop Tourism” and “Tourist go home — you are not welcome here”.

Last month more than 300 protesters “reclaimed” Instagram-famous cove Calo des Moro in the south of the island by blocking foreigners from entering the 130ft stretch of sand.

There are plans for another rally on July 21 across the four main Balearic Islands, Majorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera — just as many UK schools break up for the summer.

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A man was found dead at the foot of the stairs in 2010[/caption]

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Fed up locals across the island have been calling for a tourism clampdown[/caption]

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The wider anti-tourism demos threaten a summer of chaos for British holidaymakers[/caption]

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