Torretrencada talayotic village
Despite being somewhat hidden-away and smaller than other Menorcan sites, the Talaiotic settlement of Torretrencada is still well worth a visit.
The Torretrencada megalithic village
Even though its taula lacks its surrounding walls, its lateral support column sets it apart from other Talaiotic sites on the island. In the settlement there is also a somewhat worse-for-wear talaiot, a hypostyle room (a room covered by stone flags supported by a central column), a man-made burial cave and anthropomorphic tombs carved out of the rock.
How to get there
Torretrencada is 6 km from Ciutadella. At kilometre 39 on the main Maó-Ciutadella road (coming from Ciutadella) turn right along Camí de Binigarba. Just 1 km along this road, turn left along Camí vell de Ciutadella and in 2 km you will reach the site’s car park. The site itself, sheltered in a wild-olive grove, is just a few minute’s walk along the side of a field.
There is no public transport to the Torretrencada megalithic village
Prices and opening times
• From 1 April to 15 November, Monday to Sunday: 08.00-21.00 h
• From 16 November to 31 March, Monday to Sunday: 08.00-18.00 h
• Despite being of unrestricted access all-year round, the fact that the site is in a farm means that you should keep your dogs on a leash and respect the official opening times.
Nearby sites of interest
• Naveta des Tudons: A pre-Talaiotic funeral site used between 1200 and 750 BC. It consists of a collective tomb that, when it was excavated and restored, was found to contain least 100 graves with funerary belongings. More information about Naveta des Tudons.
• Torrellafuda: Small Talaiotic site with unrestricted access that stands in a shady old wild-olive grove. Here you can admire a talaiot, an enclosed taula with the remains of a number of private dwellings and the rubble-filled wall that once encircled the site. More informatio about Torrellafuda megalithic monument.
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