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Municipal Museum of Ciutadella des Bastió de sa Font

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A visit to the Municipal Museum of Ciutadella des Bastió de sa Font enables one to go on an didactic tour of Minorca's ancient history. Apart from the exhibition rooms, the building where it is located, built in 1677, is also interesting. This bastion was built to protect one of the entrance gates in the Medieval walls which encircled the city and is located on one of the two cliffs which flank the port. The large rooms covered with magnificent vaults of limestone, which were originally used as storage places for the tithes, have been occupied by the Municipal Museum since 1995. The permanent exhibition offers a tour through Minorca's history, from the Prehistoric Age to the Paleo-Christian and Muslim Period, up to the integration of the island into the Aragon Crown in 1287, to be precise. Everyday objects such as vessels and other kitchen utensils, combs and jewellery are displayed in its show cases. Remains of Myotragus balearicus A large part of the archaeological finds come from the excavations carried out in the last few years at different sites within the municipal district. Among the most representative collections are the finds from the Cova des Càrritx and the Cova des Mussol, as well as some interesting palaeontological examples of Myotragus balearicus recovered from the Cova C-2 at Punta Nati, in the north of the district. This small antelope had a fundamental role in the first settlement phase of the island, but its mass consumption led to its extinction around the year 2000 BC. Temporary exhibitions about palaeontology, archaeology, history and ethnography are also organised. The exhibition being held at present is entitled 'History of Ciutadella de Menorca through the pottery collection of the Municipal Museum', which is open until 27th September.

Municipal Museum of Ciutadella des Bastió de sa Font
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Carrer Costa de Sant Joan, Menorca

Menorca
Neighborhood: Ciutadella
Telephone: 971 380 297
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