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A laymans introduction for the Holidaymaker. There is a wealth of information and much more knowlegeable comment available - see below for further information links. Settlements can be traced back to the Bronze Age, 2000 B.C. There were little or no building materials on the island besides stone so people took adavantge of the soft rock and took shelter inside it ( caves ) or under stone roofs. Pre-history, art was represented in mysterious constructions.

Trips into the past. There are so many stone structures from Menorca's rich past its difficult sometimes literally not to trip over them and you don t have to be a historian to appreciate them. At some of the sites you get a real sense of life in its most primitive form. A few short years ago many of the sites were completely open, now some 30 or so have been made more accessible to the public complete with guide information and signange but charge a moderate entrance fee to cover personal and upkeep costs. But well worth it. Oh and make sure "little Johnny" does not scramble over the stones that have survived many, many years pre Johnny times :-)

Menorca Tip

Visit late afternoons when the light is best and heat of the day is over. They may have shut up the ticket office but you can still go in and visit . Visiting on Sunday is generally free of charge.


pre 1400 BC

Construction of burial monuments such as megalithic tombs and the collective tombs known as navetas. Navetas which are unique to Menorca and the most well known of which is Navets des Tudons ( 4 meters high, 14m long and 6.4m wide ) which can be visited just outside Ciutadella. Built from huge stone blocks they resemble an upturned boat from which the name derives. They have a doorway into a burial chamber where along with the bodies of the dead offerings such as bronze or china figures were left.

1400 BC

By 1400 B.C. large stone constructions known as talayots (defensive structures) were being built. Hence this period is referred to as The Talayotic Period. At this time there was also a development of large settlements like Torre d'en Galmès , Torre den Salord, Trepucó and Son Catlar. Each settlement had a single taula ( T shaped stone ) thought to be a monument of worship but still today much debated. As you can see below these taulas are quite something. The tallest of which stands at 4m in at Trepucò.

Auf ganz Menorca verteilt finden Sie zahlreiche archäologische Reste der Ureinwohner der Insel. Sehr charakteristisch hierfür sind die sogenanntentaules welche auf ganz Menorca verstreut anzufinden sind. Die taules sind Bauwerke aus zwei Felsen, welche eine charakteristische "T-Form" bilden.

Taula den Torralba den Salord (Alaior)

A Talayot is large tower built for observation using dry-stone walling techniques. Talayots (the local word for 'watch-towers') were constructed in various styles : circular, square, and also stepped forms.

All these things are best seen in pictures rather than words so enjoy our photo collection.

Prähistorische Siedlung - Zentral und Ost

Im Osten der Insel, in der Nähe von Mahon finden Sie mehr von Menorca's Vorgeschicte Erbe.

Torre d'en Gaumes

Freiluft Geschichte: Torre d'en Gaumés ist eine prähistorische Siedlung vor den Toren von Son Bou Richtung Alaior. Der Zugang wird kontrolliert , um dieses umfangreichen Siedlung zu schutzen. Dies ist bekanntlich die größte prähistorische Stadt auf den Balearen. Das Dorf bietet viele interessante Ruinen einschließlich einer Wehrmauer der bewacht drei Talaiots (Stein-Türme), ein Tempel aus Stein und Säulen.

Torralba Den Salford

Um 1000 v. Chr. gegründet , die Siedlung is mit einem bescheidenen Eintritt geschützt und verfügt über eine beeindruckende große Taula und eine Reihe von atmosphärischen unterirdischen Behausungen.

Die Taules sind Bauwerke aus zwei Felsen, welche eine charakteristische "T-Form" bilden.

Torralba Den Salford


Eine prähistorische Siedlung zwischen Mahon und Sant Lluis auf Cami de Gracia (auch über schöne Landstraßen von Es Castell). Hat höchste Taula* (ca. 4 m hoch!) Der Insel.

* Taula - Bauwerke aus zwei Felsen, welche eine charakteristische "T-Form" bilden.

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