Alaior


Talaiotic settlement of Torre d'en Galmés


Contact details

Carretera Alaior a Son Bou
07730  Alaior, Minorca  (Balearic Islands)
http://www.menorca.org/es/arqueologia-de-menorca/torre-gaumes-m
http://www.menorca.es

Location

Menorca

Description

Megaliths.

A prehistoric settlement from the pre-talaiotic period.

It has important megalithic monuments. This settlement was inhabited until the early Medieval period. The settlement had a public and a private area. In the public area are 3 talayots and an inner enclosure with a taula. In the private area there are circular houses. The rooms were divided by walls which radiated from the centre of the house. Attached to the house was another space, called a “hypostyle chamber”, which may have been some sort of storage area. The settlement also had a system for harvesting water from cavities drilled into the rock.

  • Construction: Tower
  • Artistic period: Prehistory
  • Historic period: Iron and Copper Age

Practical information

Schedule

  • From Tuesday to Sunday

    From 9:00 AM to 2:45 PM

Interpretation Centre open Tuesday-Saturday, 9:15 am - 2 pm. 

Prices

  • Adults: €3
  • Reduced: €1,80
  • Children: Admission free
  • Monday

  • Admission free

Map



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