Menorca is home to 1.586 archaeological sites that are dotted all over the island. Due to the importance of the sites, Menorca has a world heritage nomination. The Pre. Talaiotic and Talaiotic cultures refer to the pre-historic inhabitants of the Balearic Islands up to the Roman conquest in 123 BC. Talaiotic is derived from Talaiots meaning the tronconic shaped towers along with navetes, taules and burial chambers. If you love anything prehistoric, it’s worth visiting some of them.
You can find out the locations of the sites on the following official websites:
Menorca Life Recommends:
Visit Torre d’en Galmés just off the Carretera Alaior – Son Bou road on the left. It is fully signposted and not only one of the most visited sites on the island, it is the largest.
Cova De S’Aigua De Cala Blanca
The caves are in the green area of Cala Blanca, just south of the town of Ciutadella. Before they began to reform the caves, they had been used merely for storage.
In 1955 the caves were explored by a team of specialists from Catalonia, where they found Talayotic ceramics and human remains, which are now on show in a Museum in Ciutadella.
After many years of restoration, in May 2021 the caves will be open to the public by appointment only. The tour will take about 1/2 an hour. You will see many Stalactites and Stalagmite formations and an underwater lake, which is lit showing the beauty and the different geological formations, both above and below water.
Because of the situation during Covid-19 the finer details of a website, contacts, and tour details have yet to be put in place.
We expect details will eventually be given on www.menorca.es