Menorca is an island where step by step, within its landscapes one can find traces of an ancient culture.
The autumn season is the perfect time to discover such a vast heritage on the island.
Menorca has submitted its candidacy to UNESCO for this heritage to be included as "world heritage of humanity".
The island, with more than 1600 prehistoric monuments, has the highest concentration of the entire Mediterranean, a unique open-air archaeological museum. Taulas, Navetas, Talaiots, funerary caves dug into the rock, as well as entire villages, have survived to our present time and are stone witnesses of the enigmatic life of the slingers, which developed the Talaiotic culture 3,500 years ago. For this "journey in time" we have chosen the best preserved megalithic constructions.
Due to the abundance of these ancient monuments, we have made a geographical division, giving you the opportunity to visit the most important and emblematic of the East and West areas.
• The Rafal Rubí Navetas. These two funerary tombs are the best examples in the East.
• La Taula de Torralba d'en Salord, is the highest and best preserved on the island.
• The Necropolis of Cales Coves, with almost 90 funerary caves carved into the rock.
• The Talaiotic Village of Torre d'en Galmés, with its circular houses, its majestic talaiots and its water channeling system, was probably the most important town of this time.
• The Naveta des Tudons. This tomb is the oldest and best preserved monument in the Western Mediterranean.
• The Talaiotic town of Son Catlar and its 800 meters of defense wall that surrounds this ancient Megalithic city.
• The Taula de Torretrencada is one of the six best preserved and due to its location and disposition, it bears witness to its importance as a place of millenary worship.
• The Necropolis of Cala Morell and its artificial caves bear witness to the importance of funerary rituals in the Talaiotic culture.