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  • Archaeology, Menorca

    A good way to get to know Menorca's history including the pre-history is to visit the rich megalithic heritage still in existence today. It is such a rich heritage that Menorca has won the nickname as the "Open Air Museum".

    The traces our ancestors left us are still alive in the prehistoric villages on the island, shaped by colossal stones, are the strangest in the world. Some of the most particular elements are the "talaiots", towers that were used as watchtowers and as a frontier between one village and another; the "taules", the giant tables made of two giant stones set into the ground with a third stone supported by them across the top making a T shape: Trepucó, Talatí de Dalt, Torretrencada,etc.; megalithic stone walls: Son Catlar, Torre d’En Galmés, Torrellafuda, Santa Rosa, etc.; the "hipóstila" halls, massive stone constructions usually rectangular in shape and formed by enormous stones: Son Catlar, Biniguarda, Biniai Nou,etc.; or the"navetas", burial monuments, such as the most interesting example called Naveta des Tudons.

    Many of these archaeological remains can be visited.

    Naveta des Tudons

    Torre d'en Galmés

    Talatí de Dalt

    Torrellafuda