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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Lorna Wallace (20 months ago)
Relatively large site, peaceful and pleasant (in February). Very interesting.
Michael wong (2 years ago)
Mencora version off stonehenge lol ok for about 1/2 hour kids got bored
Peter Sanderson (2 years ago)
If you like old rocks, this is for you
Sarah Henderson (2 years ago)
Prehistoric monument site, definitely worth a visit. During summer, there is a small charge for entry, free outside of season. Clearly signed route through site with informative signs along the way. Gentle walk, though I imagine more difficult for people with limited mobility. Reasonable space for parking at entrance and during summer a modest shop is open with drinks. We enjoyed the visit but were pleased to have visited the Museum of Menorca earlier in the day as information from there made the site more undertandable.
Joanne Fardey (2 years ago)
Archaeological site of the Talaiotic people who lived in Menorca. 4 Euro entry fee. The site is quite large (a small village) and includes dwellings, community buildings and a very impressive (presumably) religious monument. Helpful signs in Spanish, Catalan, German and English.
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