Torre d'en Galmes

Torre d'en Galmes, Menorca

Torre d'en Galmes
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JMASON13
Guildford, UK58 contributions
We went to the tourist information office in Mahon and asked which site they would recommend. They suggested this as being the largest and the best. Not easy to get to without a car - we used bus and then taxi.
They also suggested a tour for which we paid 4 euros each,
We arrived a little early so walked down a narrow path to see another site - about 700km away which was interesting and more complete than we thought for one without any supervision.
The tour guide, George, was amazing. Without his explanations, insight and knowledge, we would have just been looking at piles of stones. He spent about an hour and half with us walking round, patiently answering all our questions and in detail.
The site itself is fascinating - so much history and so many things still to discover. It was well worth a visit and made us want to come back, hire a car and explore all the other prehistorical sites of Menorca.
Written August 7, 2022
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Stefan W
Duisburg, Germany127 contributions
Couples
I you want to get an insight into the prehistory of Menorca, this site is a pretty good way to start with. You will see the remains of a large settlement of the neolitic period with houses, sanctuaries, Taulas and Talayots (which are both typical for the island) and everything. Absolutely stunning.
And the entrance fee (3 Euro p.p. including a leaflet and two short films in the Visitors Centre) is rather cheap.
Highly recommended.
Written October 1, 2021
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qualityspy1🦎
Son Bou, Spain11,402 contributions
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This site is literally just a few kilometres from our home and I felt in need of the feeling of tranquility that this ancient place always gives me. It is truly stunning and I like to day dream about how it was when people had this as their home. Photos from today attached.
Written February 16, 2021
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Leah
5 contributions
An archaeological site that dates back more than a millennia and half before Christ is in the wrong hands. The sights here and scenery of island and sea is spectacular. Sadly, visitors have free reign and they can do whatever they want wherever. A better sign postings and more staffs would do the job with non intrusive fencing.
Written February 14, 2021
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Ramona
Auckland Central, New Zealand612 contributions
Really beautiful site that dates back before Christ. Make sure that you take a hat, water and good walking shoes so that you can enjoy every moment. More signs would help in terms of where guests shouldn't walk because there's no security, so people are just welcome to do what they want.
Written August 28, 2021
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christinaco
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK136 contributions
Couples
i didn't expect anything on this scale. The site is big with numerous ruins of circular stone houses. The information provided is limited. There are placards in English but I would have appreciated access to a guide or more detailed information.There is clearly some excavation still going on. This is the best site to visit on Menorca and should be visited to get the feel of the history of the island. It's only 3 euros entrance. A reasonable footpath to follow round. Having recently visited Orkney - these remains are on a par with them
tHe site is sign posted from the main road - but generally poorly advertised.
Written October 26, 2015
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Therealartestu
180 contributions
Family
Well, who knew? A tiny island with such a rich historical culture. We went here on a blisteringly hot day, and would probably stayed longer if we hadn't felt we were crisping up, but there really are some amazing facts about who used to live here centuries ago, and the sophistication of the society caught us off guard a bit.
Really amazing, really interesting - if you can get hold of the guide book before you go and read up on what you're looking for, do so, and then if you're driving there, follow your nose, keep going you'll get there eventually - its a bit off the beaten track and at the end of the lane - but its build on a hillside over looking the ocean so the inhabitants could keep an eye on who was sailing to and fro all those years ago...location, location, location!.
There is an information building with parking on your right as you drive towards the Naveta, but dont be tempted to pull in there and walk because its about another half a klick up the road before you turn right into the 'compound' where you'll find free parking, and a manned/womanned kiosk selling guide books - buy one and read it as you go around otherwise it'll all pass you by.
Then go off and explore, its well kept, firm underfoot, and sign posted, our 4 year old had no trouble with the terrain, in fact we had to stop him climbing all over the Naveta, at the top, the very well kept tarmac path turns left and bingo, a view to die for, south towards N Africa.
The inhabitants had running water, reserves of food and water, streets, places of worship, its a proper ancient town - imaginations ran wild.
Please go - and I hope it makes as lasting impression on you as it did me.
Written May 19, 2017
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Julia B
Faringdon, England, United Kingdom42 contributions
Couples
Torre D'en Galmès is one of the largest prehistoric sites on the island. There are three talaiots, taulas and well preserved houses. Our guide, Sabina, from Menorca Arqueologica, took us on an extensive tour, which included an ancient dolmen, outside the site, and a huge "mystery" building, Cormera de Sa Garita. The tour takes about 2.5 hours and is well worth the 25 euros per head (less for larger groups). This is a great way to see a bit of ancient Menorca.
Written June 10, 2015
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Lindamur
United Kingdom63 contributions
This ancient village is so well preserved. When you first enter you are invited to watch a short film which explains the site and all the 1000 + years of history. There are signs throughout the route which clearly explain each area. Plenty of parking, cheerful and informative personnel and a good hours fascinating insight to how people lived 1000 years ago.
Written October 9, 2019
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Dan S
Maidstone, UK82 contributions
Family
A really interesting prehistoric site. Well laid out with lots of clear signs in three languages
Took about an hour. Lots of interesting buildings including a small cave.
Written August 12, 2019
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