Live archaeology! - Archaeological sites in the Balearic

The stones will talk to you

The Balearic Islands treasure more than 1500 archaeological sites in Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza. Find out more about the archeology of the island.

The Balearic Islands are an open-air museum, where you and your family can discover the remains of all the civilizations that have visited this area since the beginning of times. Menorca is something very special: more than 1,500 finds with caves and buildings of thousands of years ago, with huge stones as if erected by giants. Some of these buildings attract archaeologists from all over the world. This is the case of the naveta dels Tudons and the Talaiot settlement of Dalt, whose constructions will make you marvel.

Find out more about the archaeology of Menorca, a strong candidate to World Heritage status.

In Ibiza you can follow the footsteps of the Phoenicians and Carthaginians, especially in one of the most important finds of the Mediterranean area, the necropolis of Puig dels Molins, a huge cemetery of the ancient world. On Majorca you will discover the Talayots, the characteristic towers of the island, which can be visited in impressive finds such as Son Fornés. And a visit to the ancient Roman town of Pollentia, in Alcúdia, takes you to the first centuries of our era.

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Archaeological Site Taula i Talaiot de Trepucó (Maó, menorca)

The "prehistoric capital" of the eastern side of the island


Archaeological Site Ses Païsses de Cala d'Hort (Sant Josep de Sa Talaia, ibiza)

A rural settlement from the Carthaginian and Roman periods


Archaeological Site Sepulcre megalític de Ca na Costa (Formentera, formentera)

The largest prehistoric monument on Formentera


Archaeological Site Poblat talaiòtic de ses Païsses (Artà, mallorca)

One of the most important and best-conserved talayotic villages on Majorca


Archaeological Site Poblat fenici de sa Caleta (Sant Josep de Sa Talaia, ibiza)

An essential archaeological site for learning about Phoenician colonisation


Archaeological Site Poblat de la Torre d'en Galmés (Alaior, menorca)

One of the finest examples of talayotic villages on Minorca and the second-largest in size


Talaiot Talatí de Dalt (Maó, menorca)

An archaeological site that conserves intact the monumental central "T"


Necrópolis Punta dels Fenicis. Son Real (Santa Margalida, mallorca)

An exceptional archaeological site from the Iron Age


Archaeological Site Capocorb Vell (Llucmajor, mallorca)

One of Majorca's best-conserved talayotic villages


Historical complex Dalt Vila (Eivissa, ibiza)

Dalt Vila is in the heart of town, housing the most representative buildings of political, religious and commercial power


Archaeological Site Puig de sa Morisca (Calvià, mallorca)

A prehistoric village on a strategic site


Archaeological Site Son Fornés (Montuïri, mallorca)

One of the most complete talayotic settlements in Majorca


Archaeological Site Torralba d'en Salort (Alaior, menorca)

The village with the best-conserved taula on Minorca


Necrópolis Cala Morell (Ciutadella, menorca)

One of the prettiest necropolises of Minorca on the north coast


Aisle Es Tudons (Ciutadella, menorca)

The most emblematic funerary monument from the prehistory of Minorca


Talaiot Torre Trencada (Ciutadella, menorca)

The only taula that is still standing in the city of Ciutadella


Archaeological Site Ciutat romana de Pol·lèntia (Alcudia, mallorca)

Outstanding Roman archaeological site, one of the most important on Majorca