Torretrencada Talayotic Settlement

Ciutadella de Menorca, Spain

Torretrencada is a Talayotic settlement (1000-700 BCE) that was occupied until the Roman conquest in 123 BCE. Several of its monuments can still be seen. They include the talayot a seriest of artificial burial caves dug out of the rocky ground and burial chambers carved in the rock, probably dating from the high medieval period. The taula is one of the most beautiful on the island, with a reinforcement pillar at the back, but all that is left of the surrounding wall is a section underneath the modern dry-stone wall. The site dates back to the post-Talayotic period (650-123 BCE) and was used by the community for performing rituals.



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Founded: 1000 BCE
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Spain

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P. R. (8 months ago)
Well. Nothing special really but worth stopping for 30 minutes
Matthew Paul Klein III (9 months ago)
Quick to check it out, right off the road. Short walk from parking lot. This naveta is in really good condition.
Emanuel Rosenzweig (12 months ago)
I only had a chance to be there late at night for Milkey Way photographing. Interesting and magical.
Oliver Gilbert (14 months ago)
Cool to see the pre-roman Taliotic history of Menorca. This burial site is between 3/4 thousand years old and is worth a visit if passing, the signs give great detail about the site. Also worth noting that a visit on a Monday or Tuesday is free (otherwise €2).
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