Torralba d’en Salort - Talayotic settlement

Torralba d’en Salort - Talayotic settlement


Ancient Monuments
Southern Menorca
Cala en Porter, Menorca
This is one of the largest and most spectacular prehistoric settlements

Description


The settlement's high point occurred during the Carthaginian commercial expansion, but it was in use until the mediaeval era.

It consists of two talayots, the taula enclosure, a hypostyle hall, some caves excavated into the subsoil and other remnants of buildings in the surrounding area.

The taula and its area are the most spectacular remains of this settlement. This is a building for worship, in the form of a horseshoe with side chapels. The taula itself consists of two large blocks of stone, one vertical and the other horizontal, magnificently crafted. During various digs held in this area, a figure of a bronze bull and other objects of worship were found near a stone altar, today on display in the Museum of Minorca.

Access:

Access by the Alaior to Cala en Porter road. The settlement is at kilometre 3, to the right of the way.

Road signs to site.?

Open to the general public.?

Parking:

Yes.

Large parking site, accommodating both cars and coaches.

Visits:

Opening times

April, May and October: from 10 am to 1 pm and from 3 pm to 6 pm (Mondays closed)

June - September: Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday from 10am to 1pm

November - December: from 10 am to 2 pm (Mondays closed)

January: Sundays from 10 am to 1 pm

February and March: request information

Ticket Prices

General - 4 euros

Retired (+65 years) - 3 euros

Handicapped - 2 euros

Children between 4 and 12 - 2 euros

Children under 3 - free entrance

The Itinerary is signed and guides and informative material are available.

Ownership and management:

Owned by the Balearic Islands Foundation (www.fundacioillesbalears.org)

Nurarq is the company that manages the site.

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