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Galliner de Madona is a semi-circular hypostyle hall with flat façade, set against the rock on one side and reached by a door with monolithic lintels.
Visible inside are five columns and nine pilasters of Mediterranean type, i.e. with narrow base widening towards the roof.
Some remains on top of the slab roof suggest that there may have been an upper storey.

Galliner de Madona hypostyle hall

Galliner de Madona is a semi-circular hypostyle hall with flat façade, set against the rock on one side and reached by a door with monolithic lintels.
Visible inside are five columns and nine pilasters of Mediterranean type, i.e. with narrow base widening towards the roof.
Some remains on top of the slab roof suggest that there may have been an upper storey.



 
Detailed description

This is a semicircular building sustained by polylithic pillars and set against the rock. Access was through a door in the façade with monolithic lintels, today closed off. Current access is through the ruins of the building.

Its exterior face is very regular, made of smaller stone than the inner wall. It has five polylithic columns whose super-imposed drums increase in size from floor to ceiling, and nine pilasters. Part of its slab roof has collapsed. Above this construction there are remains which may indicate an upper storey.

Classification:
- Hypostyle hall.

Municipality:
Es Migjorn Gran.

Chronological period:
Middle Bronze Age (1,400 - 1,100 B.C.).

Objects found:
- Hypostyle hall.

Constructions:

 
Archaeological interventions

 
Legal protections

BIC no. of the Island Council of Minorca: 001102.
BIC no. of the Balearic Islands Government: 7037-2-2-51-002040-0.
BIC no. of the Ministry of Culture: R-I-51-0003652-00000. Decree no. 2563/1966, of 10 September: 2002.

 
Bibliography

CAMPS I MERCADAL, F. Itinerario de los talayots (Menorca). Tres días de expedición arqueológica en los distritos de San Cristóbal y Ferrerias. Revista de Menorca. Ateneu de Maó. 1897.
CARTAILHAC, E. Los monumentos primitivos de las Islas Baleares. José J. de Olañeta. 1892.
CHAMBERLAIN, F. The Balearic and their peoples. John Lane The Bodley Head. 1927.
HERNANDEZ MORA, J. Menorca prehistórica. Notas descriptivas. Revista de Menorca. Ateneu de Maó. 1949.
HERNÁNDEZ SANZ, F. Compendio de Geografía e Historia de la isla de Menorca. Ateneu de Maó. 1908.
MASCARÓ PASARIUS, J. Els monuments megalítics a l'illa de Menorca. MSHA 19. Institut d'Estudis Catalans. 1958.
MASCARÓ PASARIUS, J. Un incunable de la arqueología española: carta arqueológica de Migjorn Gran (Menorca), 1817 – 1966. Ampurias 28. Diputación de Barcelona y CSIC.1966.
MASCARÓ PASARIUS, J. Prehistoria de las Baleares. Gráficas Miramar. 1968.
PERICOT, Ll. Las islas Baleares en los tiempos Prehistóricos. Destino. 1975.
PLANTALAMOR, Ll. L’arquitectura prehistòrica i protohistòrica de Menorca i el seu marc cultural. Conselleria d’Educació i Cultura del Govern Balear. Treballs del Mme 12. 1991.

 
Practical information

Access:
Reached from Es Migjorn Gran along the Malagarba - Binigaus Nou path, which starts beside the cemetery. Leave the car at Es Migjorn Gran and continue on foot for a further 2 kilometres to the estate houses, behind which you will find the monument.
It is part of the ANEI (natural areas of special interest) Me-13 area, running from Binigaus beach to Cala Mitjana.

Parking:
None. You can park at Es Migjorn Gran.

Visits:
Visits can be arranged by contacting info@gallinerdemadona.com

Ownership and management:
Private ownership and management by the Island Council of Minorca.

 

 
 
 
Consell Insular de Menorca Govern Illes Balears
MINORCA TALAYOTIC - World Heritage Nomination
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