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 EXCURSIONS >> Histórico/culturales

Tower D´en Galmés Alaior Menorca

 
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This is one of the largest prehistoric villages in Menorca, the central nucleus of which was surrounded by a wall. It is located on a hilltop, an ideal situation for keeping territorial control over a large part of the southern coast of the island. It survived from the Pre-Talayotic era (before 1400 BC) until Roman times, although it was also partially occupied in the Islamic period. Its age of maximum splendour took place during the Talayotic culture, between 1300 BC and the Roman conquest.

In the village one can see the ‘talayots’ and the ‘taula’ enclosure, although the capital stone has fallen from the ‘taula’ itself. The residential area spreads towards the south, with more or less circular houses compartmented by radial walls that converge in a central patio with a cistern. The most outstandingly monumental one is the so-called Cartailhac Circle, which was recently excavated and restored.

In the southern part of the village is the hypostyle room, a construction with a limestone slab roof held up on polylithic pillars and columns. Finally, one can also see the rainwater collection system, formed by a series of hollows dug out of the rock that were used to filter the water by decantation until it was stored in an underground cistern.

Price
3 €
The entry ticket includes access
to the interpretation centre.
Free on Sundays.

November to March, free entry to
the village, interpretation centre closed.




Indispensable nearby
So Na Caçana. Centre of worship from the Talayotic period, with two ‘taula’ enclosures (a unique case in Menorca), one of them modified in the Roman era, and a tower-shaped monument.

Ses Roques Llises. Also in Alaior is this megalithic sepulchre from the Pre-Talayotic (2nd millennium BC), a collective tomb situated around 700 metres south of the big village of Torre d’en Galmés.

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Dwelling area. More or less circular houses compartmented by radial walls that converge in a central patio with a cistern. The most outstandingly monumental one is the so-called Cartailhac Circle, which was recently excavated and restored.

Rainwater collection system. Formed by a series of hollows dug out of the rock that were used to filter the water by decantation until it was stored in an underground cistern.
 
 

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  Histórico/culturales
     

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  Carretera de Son Bou, Alaior (Menorca)
     

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Hours

  Abril y Octubre Martes a domingo: 9 - 15 h. Lunes cerrado. Mayo a septiembre Lunes a sábado: 9 - 2
     
     

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