The Cornia Nou talayotic settlement is set on a rocky sandstone site from which stones have often been removed for construction.
Among the visible structures are a large truncated cone shaped talayot over ten metres high, with an imposing stairway to the upper storey. Other constructions adjoining this talayot have been excavated by archaeologists from the Museum of Minorca, who have uncovered a great hoard of tools used in food preparation. This find tells us of a complex society which even had some degree of hierarchisation.
There is a second smaller talayot, built against a pre-existing wall. Beside it are two large interconnected cisterns excavated into the rock.
There is also a necropolis with five funerary hypogeums.
The settlement is at kilometre 2.5 on the Maó to Sant Climent road, between the Maó industrial estate and the airport road. Access is on foot along the Vell de Sant Climent path from Maó Industrial Estate, some 400 metres away.
Road signs to site.
Open to the general public.?
Parking available near the Maó industrial estate in Calle de Corniola, beside the Vell de Sant Climent path. ?
January to April - Saturdays - 10 to 19 h
May to September - Saturdays - 10 to 21 h
October to December - Saturdays - 10 to 19 h
Information panels on site.
Ownership and management:
Private ownership and management by the Island Council of Minorca.
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