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Galmés Tower

Monuments | Alaior
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This is one of the larger towns of Menorca. Its location, on top of a hill, makes it particularly suitable for maintaining territorial control of much of the southern coast of the island of Menorca. Discovered in 1974, this village talayótica is one of the most important of Menorca. This is one of the largest archaeological site s of the Balearic Islands, with an area of about 60 thousand square meters, more than three times the size of the larger town of Mallorca, Can Daniel Gran. Most of the buildings date back to 1400 BC and were used until the Roman period (although they have found remains of medieval times.) Three talaiots, located on a hill which allows them to be seen from the same road between Alaior and Son Bou , make the public area of town that also includes an enclosure called taula Religious houses and various circular and double wall construction. To the north of the site is a collection of townhomes and under the hill, you can see the so-called pillared hall or room with columns, which was possibly used as storage or auxiliary habituation of the houses in the village. One of the salient features of talayotic system is the use of water by natural filters cut into the rock and pipes that led to large deposits.

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    After visiting this site many times over the years more and more has been excavated showing in a better way how this site looked when it was inhabited by its last people to live there , it appears it has had quite a few different cultures living there over time adapting the site for there needs , the Taula precinct is of much interest as the slabs of stone visible inside are huge , the sign described this back in the 90s as being the work of giants that were later wiped out in the great flood well looking at the size of stones cut moved and put into place that theory is very believable, it all appears it’s from way back in antiquity than stated , very interesting site , which I always visit and will continue to .

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    Ceci est sans conteste notre lieu préféré ! Le site est immense et regroupe la majorité des architectures observables sur l’île, c’est donc un site très complet !! Les maisons étaient impressionnantes ! Et dans un état de conservation inouïe ! Je recommande fortement la visite de ce lieu !!!!

  • Galmés Tower

    Un site extraordinaire de part sa taille, sa conservation et la liberté de visite offerte au visiteur qui peut "S'immerger dans le site".! Une belle expérience ! Merci aux personnes qui donnent de leur temps pour maintenir et rendre accessible un tel endroit!

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