Talatí de Dalt talaiotic village
A visit to the Talaiotic settlement of Talatí de Dalt, which blends in so harmoniously with its surroundings, is always a memorable experience.
The Talatí de Dalt talaiotic village
A visit to the Talaiotic settlement of Talatí de Dalt, which blends in so harmoniously with its surroundings, is always a memorable experience. Its spiritual enclosure is remarkable for the column that leans against the horizontal stone of the taula, which sets it apart from all other Menorcan Talaiotic taules. Aside from what seem to be two small talaiots with buildings attached, the other major element of interest is the large central talaiot on the highest part of the site. This well-preserved structure is tronco-conical in shape and has numerous attached buildings that seem to have an interior chamber. The foundations of private Talaiotic houses are also visible, along with the exterior walls of these circular houses, and a hypostyle room covered by large stone flags supported by a central column. The visit finishes with a look at two natural caves, whose purpose is unknown.
How to get there
Talatí de Dalt is on the road Camí de Talatí. About 4 km from Maó on the main Maó-Ciutadella road turn left (but, first, be sure to bear off to the right to complete this left turn safely) and just 400 m along the Camí de Talatí you will come to a small car-park on your left, from where you can enter the settlement. If you are coming from Ciutadella and the west of the island, this turn-off is 8 km after Alaior on the right.
There is no public transport to the Talatí de Dalt prehistoric village.
Prices and opening times
• Adults: 4 €
• Groups, pensioners and students: 3 €
• Under 12 years: free
• From November to 1 Abril: free
• From 1 Abril to October, Monday to Sunday: 10.00-20.00 h
• July and August, Monday to Sunday: 10.00-21.00 h
• From November to 1 Abril: unlimited access
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