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ImatgeMenorca covers just over 700 km2 and has 1,586 archaeological sites. Not all of these can be easily accessed, which is why a selection has been made that best represents and summarises the island’s prehistory, and are accessible to anyone interested in discovering the Talayotic world of Menorca.

Best practices guide for cultural visits and protection of historical heritage

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Essential locations
   
 Naveta des TudonsThe Naveta des Tudons is certainly one of the most emblematic and visited Talayotic monuments in Menorca, thanks to its excellent state of conservation and because navetas are a ty...Talayotic settlement of Torre d’en GalmésThe Talayotic settlement of Torre d’en Galmés, which covers 4.5 hectares, is one of the largest in Menorca and all of the Balearic Islands. It is located atop an appro...Talayotic settlement of Son CatlarSon Catlar is one of the largest Talayotic settlements in the Balearic Islands and the only one whose outer wall around most of the settlement remains intact. Although the settleme...Talayotic Settlement of Trepucó Trepucó is one of the largest Talayotic settlements in Menorca, covering over 4 hectares, which were originally fortified. Only a small portion of the settlement remains at ...Necropolis of Cala MorellIn Cala Morell, a residential area on the northern coast of Ciutadella, we find one of the most spectacular necropolises on the island, made up of a series of fourteen artificial c...Necropolis of CalescovesFrom prehistoric until Roman times, Calescoves attracted the attention of the different Menorcan settlers. It was occupied for many centuries and is therefore a highly significant ...Talayotic Settlement of Talatí The archaeological area of Talatí de Dalt is one of the island’s most emblematic, thanks in part to its excellent state of conservation and its peculiar taula. It is c...Talayotic settlement of Torralba d'en SalortThis is one of the largest and most spectacular prehistoric settlements in Menorca. It reached its peak during the time of Carthaginian commercial growth but remained in use until ...Cova des Coloms caveThe Cova des Coloms cave is one of the most frequently visited sites by both local and visiting hikers, due both to the beauty of the natural environment of the Binigaus ravine in ...The Navetes of Rafal RubíThe Rafal Rubí archaeological site is made up of two funerary navetas dating from between the Middle and Late Bronze Ages, although other materials have been found on site t...Coastal Settlement of Coll de Cala MorellCala Morell, a residential area on Ciutadella’s northern coast, is home to one of the island’s most spectacular archaeological sites. It includes a large necropolis, wi...Talayotic settlement of Cornia NouThe Talayotic settlement of Cornia Nou is one of the most impressive of its kind in Menorca, with excavations performed on the western talayot and the southern building revealing i...Sa Torreta de Tramuntana talayotic settlementSa Torreta de Tramuntana is a benchmark Talayotic settlement in the north of the island. Situated in a high-spot, it dominates much of the coast and the surrounding valleys. The or...Talayotic settlement of So na CaçanaThe So Na Caçana site is considered to be a group of sanctuaries, as it includes more than one taula enclosure and two rather unorthodox talayots, which could mean that it w... 


Other locations of interest
   
 Es Castellàs des Caparrot de FormaThe coastal headland of Caparrot de Forma, near the Es Canutells residential area, is home to two archaeological sites in one. There is a necropolis made up of 23 artificial caves,...Cova de Biniedrís caveThe Cova de Biniedrís cave is found on the eastern bank of the ravine of the same name. It is part of the funerary complex of Calescoves and, along with other caves like Es ...Cova des Càrritx cave The Cova des Càrritx cave is a natural cave found within the Algendar ravine. Both the cave and its contents have been well conserved until present day thanks to the fact t...Cova des Mussol caveThe Cova des Mussol cave was discovered in 1997 by the speleologist Pere Arnau (who also discovered the Cova des Càrritx cave) on a 40-metre high cliff that rises above the ...Cova des Pas caveThe Cova des Pas cave is a necropolis that was utilised by a Late Bronze Age community (1200-800 BC). Found within an inaccessible wall of the Trebalúger ravine, it led to t...Dolmen of Ses Roques LlisesThe dolmen of Ses Roques Llises is a dolmenic-style collective sepulchre and one of the oldest known constructions in all of Menorca, erected in around 2000 BC. It is part of the T...Torre del Ram HypogeumThe Torre del Ram site, located in the Cala en Blanes residential area, is one of the best examples of an elongated hypogeum present on the island of Menorca. This is a funerary mo...Copper mine of Sa Mitja LlunaThe prehistoric copper mine of Sa Mitja Lluna located on Illa d'en Colom is a site of special importance, not only for its exceptional conservation, but also for being currentl...Na Comerma de sa Garita MonumentNa Comerma de Sa Garita is a unique archaeological monument on both a Menorcan and Balearic level. It is part of the Torre d’en Galmés archaeological area and is made ...Navetas of BiniacThe navetas of Biniac-l’Argentina are funerary sepulchres used for collective burials by the island’s first settlers, between the Early and Late Bronze Ages (1400-1000 ...Naviform settlement of Son Mercer de BaixSon Mercer de Baix, inhabited between the Early Bronze Age (1400 BC) and the Talayotic period (1000 BC) is the most well-known naviform settlement in all of Menorca. It consists of...Talayotic settlement of Biniaiet VellThe Talayotic settlement of Biniaiet was revealed by J. Ramis i Ramis in 1818 as one of the largest and most well-conserved in Menorca. However, in 1917 and 1918, a large part of t...Talayotic settlement of BinissafulletBinissafullet still shows the characteristic elements of a Talayotic settlement: a talayot, a taula enclosure, a hypostyle hall, dwellings, the remains of silos, etc. It was in use...Talayotic settlement of MontefíMontefí is a settlement from the Talayotic period (approximately the 10th century BC) that was in use through Roman times. It was in all its splendour as one of the largest ...Talayotic settlement of Sant AgustíThe Talayotic settlement of Sant Agustí, in the municipal district of Es Migjorn Gran, is one of the most monumental on the island and is known for the unique characteristic...Talayotic settlement of Sant Vicenç d'AlcaidúsThe circles of Sant Vicenç d’Alcaidús, which were part of the neighbouring Biniaiet Vell settlement, are a highly monumental set of four Talayotic dwellings adj...Talayotic settlement of TorrellafudaThe Talayotic settlement of Torrellafuda in the municipal district of Ciutadella is one of the island’s most charismatic. Located within a holm oak forest, it includes a larg...Talayotic settlement of TorrellisarThe Talayotic settlement of Torrellisar is located in the municipal area of Alaior, and includes a variety of structures that highlight a taula enclosure and two talayots, which ha...Talayotic settlement of TorretrencadaThe Talayotic settlement of Torretrencada in the municipal district of Ciutadella stands out thanks to its taula, one of the most spectacular anywhere on the island. The settlement...Es Galliner de Madona hypostyle hallEs Galliner de Madona is an isolated hypostyle hall, with a semicircular floor plan and a straight facade that rests on the rock on one side and which is accessed through a door wi...Talayot of TorellóThe settlement of Torelló is one of the largest in the municipal district of Maó, although it is difficult to fully appreciate its true size as it was severely damage...Talayot of TrebalúgerThe talayot of Trebalúger was one of the first of its kind in Menorca. This large tower has an elliptical layout and was built atop a rocky hill. The excavation of its inter... 
Information offices
Tourist information offices around the island can provide information regarding the best routes as well as informational materials to help you discover our archaeological heritage.

 Airport
office
 Mahón
office
 Mahón
port Office
 Ciutadella
office
 Call Center
+34 971 157 800
Organised visits
A number of businesses and associations around the island organise guided tours, workshops or activities at the different sites.

     
Transport
Public transportation does not go to the Talayotic sites, apart from those found within town centres. Most are easily accessible by private vehicle or bicycle.

 Taxi Maó Taxi Ciutadella Mou-t Menorca
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Consell Insular de Menorca Govern Illes Balears
TALAYOTIC MENORCA - World Heritage Nomination
Departament de Cultura i Educació - Consell insular de Menorca
Pl. Biosfera, 5 - 07703 Maó
info@menorcatalayotica.info
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