Museu Arqueologic de Son Fornes

Museu Arqueologic de Son Fornes

Museu Arqueologic de Son Fornes
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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culturevulture94
Clinton, WA696 contributions
A trip to the town of Montuïri with its museum of Bronze Age Talaiot people is a must for a thorough knowledge of Mallorca and Minorca. The museum is small, but quite well-done and charges only a small admission fee. If museums don’t interest you, do definitely make a trip out to the nearby ruins of Son Fornes village. The ruins (free) also has excellent interpretive signs that help you understand this unique early human culture. Their round towers resemble the ritual Kivas of Hopi Indians of the USA. The Talaiot “slingers” (sling shot masters) enjoyed a wide reputation as formidable marksmen. In fact, the Ancient Romans employed Talaiot slingers as their front line mercenaries, the Romans’ secret weapon for defeating the Saracens, the Etruscans, Carthaginians, the Greeks, and more. It’s a piece of history you seldom hear about.
Written August 6, 2021
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Peter G
Oxford, UK3 contributions
Couples
Son Fornes is a superb Taliotic site and the nearby archaeological museum in Montuiri is the essential starting point for anyone wanting to know more about Pre/Post and Taliotic culture. Great little museum in an old mill at edge of the town and a really knowledgeable and helpful curator . Highly recommended.
Written October 25, 2013
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Mette K
Copenhagen, Denmark82 contributions
Friends
The museum is very informative about all periods in Mallorca. The texts are in Castilian and Balearic, but you can get a translation in English and German (and perhaps also other languages).
Very kind staff.
See the museum before you visit the site "Talaiot Son Fornés" (and do remember, if you are searching for a talaiot site on Google maps, you need to write "talaiot" in front of the name)
Written June 10, 2015
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mistamojo
Molde, Norway4 contributions
Couples
I am writing this review after a year(was there may 2013)We stopped by this fine archaeological museum in Monturi for a few hours .We have always been interested how people lived during the ancient times.The collections of pottery ,depictions and animations showing how people constructed and lived in the taloyots or megaliths was fascinating.
We then drove to the actual site of location of the taloyots which is 4 km away i think.As we hade been to the museum before hand we could let our imaginations take over when we saw the actual site.The archeologists of son fornes have done hard work !.A well hidden gem of a museum with quite place and little tourists.(Best to have some reading material before hand because i think there are not many english speaking people to ask .one will receive a brochure in english though).
Written June 26, 2014
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Mark R
Panama City, Panama6 contributions
Couples
A bit of a drive from Palma or Alcúia and Pallença, but if you enjoy archaeology or ancient history, this is worth the 90 minute drive from any of the above cities. The drive through the heart of the island is very beautiful. The Museu Arqueologic deals mostly with the pre-history and pre-Roman eras, but there is some Roman archaeology too. Non-flash photos are allowed. Guide book in several languages, but neither the French nor English books cover nearly as much as the actual Spanish displays. Leaving the museum for the actual archaeological site is also a beautiful 10 minute drive. The actual site is well preserved and seems well cared for, though signs on site are very limited. €3 entrance fee.
Written April 2, 2014
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kinzas
Toronto, ON43 contributions
Solo
When in Montuiri visit this museum before seeing anything else. English speaking museum staff can give you suggestions regarding other sites in the area as well.
The city hall has maps to show the location of the most important sites in this small town built on two hills. The Palma-Montuiri bus stop is a little far from the town centre, around 15 min walk. However, the town offers a free shuttle service from the bus stop for those who prefer not to walk. There is a shortige of public washrooms in town and there were only 3 cafes open during my visit in March, so plan accordingly.
Written March 16, 2019
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain10,121 contributions
Solo
Museu Arqueològic de Son Fornès is a little museum located in the town called Montuiri, in the center of the Mallorca island. Here you can see the history of ancestral humans, who inhabited this island ans especially the history of the prehistoric town called "Son Fornès". In fact, near the museum there is this town, where you can see the old buildings and however these buildings are in ruins, it is possible to identificate the different parts of the town. So interesting, if you like very much this period of the our history.
Written January 15, 2017
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SylviaG690
Hospitalet de llobregat2 contributions
Family
the visit is essential if you want to know the wonderful world of the talayots and Balearic prehistory.
Espectacular sIte and the restoration work is unique in Mallorca.
Museum extremely educational for children.
The Museum people are very polite and charming

A wonderful visit
Written April 2, 2013
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rikbrown73
Sheffield, UK106 contributions
Family
A small but very informative museum in montuiri about the talaiot son fornes archaeological site a few miles away covering the site from 900 B.C through to middle ages. Cheap entry and well worth a visit
Written August 12, 2019
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