Cornia Nou Talayots

Mahón, Spain

Cornia Nou is a settlement dating from the Talayotic period (1000-750 B.C.) with two well preserved talayots of different types. The oldest and most spectacular is circular and measures around 26 metres in diameter, an impressive monument. It has a building in the facade with access at ground level; an inside passageway ascends to a set of steps leading up to the upper platform of the talayot.The other talaiot is considerably smaller and has a distinctive feature of a passageway covered with stone slabs crossing its diameter and joined to a wall. Excavation work carried out in 2007 uncovered the remains of pottery items dating from the post-Talayotic period in the 3rd century B.C. Plus, near the site there is a large Islamic necropolis with burial chambers carved out of the rock, which supports the hypothesis that rural settlements from the Muslim period were built on top of the sites from the Talayotic period.

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Founded: 1000-750 BCE
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Spain

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Casa Migolla (7 months ago)
One of the more than 4,500 archaeological remains of Menorca. Now a World Heritage Site. A trip to Menorca has interesting archaeological, historical, hiking, gastronomic opportunities and more.
Genís (2 years ago)
We have parked in the polygon in front, access is free and free. On Saturdays they do guided tours. It is quite well preserved and they are still working on it.
ahmed majait (3 years ago)
Mahon
Belen Pleguezuelos (4 years ago)
A town that contains one of the largest talayots. It should be given more importance since it is in an inaccessible place and without easy parking. It is better to enter the Me-12 road. Like all, free and free visit. It is better preserved than others of its kind.
Raül Sintes (4 years ago)
Talayotic set recently excavated. It consists of a main Talayot, very well preserved with adjacent homes and with interior access. A second Talayot ​​more deteriorated with an access that crosses it, wells, Sala Hipóstila and other annexed constructions. The visit is public and free. It is accessed by the industrial estate of Mahón.
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