Talayotic Menorca is now part of the UNESCO World Heritage List!
Discover one of the richest and most remarkable archaeological landscapes on the planet, moulded over generations by the population of Menorca, who have lovingly protected the striking legacy of Talayotic culture.
Visit the sites
Menorca 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.

 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...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 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...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...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...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...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...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...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...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...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...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...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...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...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...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...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 wild olive trees forest, it...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...Talayotic settlement of TorretrencadaThe Talayotic settlement of Torretrencada in the municipal district of Ciutadella stands out thanks to its taula, one of the most special on the island. The settlement, which...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...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...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 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...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... 
Current excavation projects
The research work studying our archaeological heritage is ongoing.
Here is some information on the different archaeological projects currently under way in Minorca.

Current projects
Related activities
Until 14
Activities to commemorate the inscription of Talayotic Menorca on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The next activity will be on May 23: DOP Menorcan Archaeology. From Ferreries to Son Mercer de Baix.
Until 02
The exhibition aims to bring the public closer to the figure of a self-taught researcher and to discover all the work, effort and dedication that characterised Pasarius. This exhibition can be visited in Alaior until June 2.
Lecture by researchers Tom Brughmans and Alejandra Galmés on new methodologies based on network analysis to understand the visual connections and relationships between sites. Brughmans is one of the world's leading specialists in the application of network analysis in archaeology.
Recent news
On the occasion of International Museum Day, the Museu de Menorca and the Talayotic Menorca Agency are inaugurating a new exhibition space dedicated to the recent declaration as World Heritage. It is the result of collaboration between the Balearic Government and the Consell Insular de Menorca, through the Talayotic Menorca Agency and the Museu de Menorca.
Menorca Talayotica is once again participating this year in the Tarraco Viva historical re-enactment festival. The Menorcan delegation will present various activities between May 24 and 26 in a unique setting to showcase Menorca's prehistoric World Heritage. The aim is to continue with the dissemination of Talayotic Menorca at a national level. 
The Alliance now includes the three World Heritage Sites of the Balearic Islands: Serra de Tramuntana, Ibiza Biodiversity and Culture, and Talayotic Menorca. The entity has been consolidated with the incorporation of new members to this initiative that promotes cooperation between the different World Heritage sites in Spain, Portugal and Andorra.  
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