Menorca, the talaiots island

Menorca, the talaiots island

Menorca has more than 1,500 archaeological sites on its 700 square kilometre surface, making it the area with the highest concentration of prehistoric monuments in the entire Mediterranean. The ‘taula’ is the most distinctive construction of Menorca archaeology, totally exclusive to the island and consisting of two huge T-shaped stones.

If you want to discover the traces of Menorca’s ancient culture, the company Rutas Menorca offers two themed tours to discover the best preserved megalithic constructions on the island.

The first route runs through the eastern Menorca area, where you can visit Rafal Rubí’s funeral ‘navetes’, the Torralba d’en Salord ‘taula’, the Cales Coves necropolis and the Talayotic village of Torre d’en Galmés. The second itinerary focuses on the western area and includes visits to the Naveta des Tudons, the Talayotic village of Son Catlar, the necropolis of Cala Morell and the taula of Torretrencada.

The island tour that the company Excursiones Menorca offers also includes a visit to the megalithic monument of Torralba, which has the highest and best-preserved taula on the island, as well as a guided tour of Monte Toro and lunch in the fishing village of Fornells, among other activities.

And if you travel to the island with children, on the Menorca en Familia website you will find a section dedicated to Talayotic Menorca, with information on the opening hours of the most important sites and towns. Your children will be delighted to learn about the stories and legends surrounding these constructions and will be able to learn in an entertaining way how and where the first Menorca settlers lived.