Talatí de Dalt

Mahón, Spain

Talatí de Dalt is one of the Menorca's most significant prehistoric settlements. It consists of various monuments: an elliptical-shaped conical talaiot, a taula enclosure, an area with dwellings and some caves.The taula enclosure at Talatí de Dalt is one of the largest and most beautiful in Menorca. It has an unusual aspec, as the pillar and its capital are leaning against the side edge of the centre T, probably because they fell over accidentally. In the 1960s, an archaeological dig documented the characteristic objects used in the rituals held at these sites in the post-Talayotic period (650-123 B.C.), including evidence of fire, the remains of the bones of lambs and kid goats, plus amphorae for wine.

Another distinctive feature of the settlement is the collection of houses belonging to the same period whic still retain, their stone roof slabs pointing towards the centre and supported by pillars. The dwellings date from the 2nd century B.C.

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Camí de Talatí, Mahón, Spain
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Founded: 850 BCE
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Spain

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Nora Naatz (7 months ago)
Fantastic sight. It shows watchtowers, caves and buildings with the T-shaped roof support. All made of stones without any cement. Very interesting. We paid 4€ to a lady in a small souvenir shop for the visit and got a history pamphlet explaining each talador.
Sri N (2 years ago)
Great place to visit if you want to learn about Talayotic settlements in Menorca. The entrance fees is around 4 euros per person . It takes 30 mins to visit Around and it is very close to airport. There is a largest diety, with some caves.
Abdul Omooba (2 years ago)
Fascinating place to visit, there is a small kiosk at the entrance where you can buy drinks, Maps etc. You also have to pay an entrance fee (4euro) which I think its worth it. The historic site offers plenty to see, read and wonder.
H Z (2 years ago)
Amazing place to visit to experience some Menorcan heritage! It only costs €4 per adult, there’s a small information shack towards the start that sells some drinks, ice creams, small souvenirs etc and it’s where you pay the entrance fee. The man was very friendly too. In the actual grounds there’s some cool walkways under rocks to explore and see! There’s a nice view too from the top of the lookout tower structure. Most definitely reccomend checking it out, we just chanced it after seeing a road sign and decided to pop in. Initially, I was thinking did we just pay to visit a field but I was very pleasantly surprised as we went in further! We were very lucky, having been the only people there at the time and had the whole place to ourselves! There’s a few parking spaces for cars / bikes outside too.
Julian Stubbs (2 years ago)
Probably one of the most impressive talayotic (bronze age Menorcan culture) sites, fine talayot (Tower) and worship space, as well as living spaces and workshops. If you only visit one, this delivers across the board. Quite well curated.
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