ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXCAVATION SITES IN MALLORCA
In 123 BC, Roman general Quintus Cecili Metel annexed the Balearic archipelago to the Roman empire. Following the conquest, two major cities were founded; Palma and Pol-lèntia, whereof the latter would be the capital. Come explore the ruins and everyday life of Pol-lèntia, visit the forum, the burial sites and the amphitheater. Once here, you will surely be amazed what archaeologists have been able to provide of information.
Come discover one of the largest and most well-preserved settlements from the Talayotic period that was unique to the Balearic archipelago. Ses Paîsses comprise more than 13,000 m2 with a walled perimeter of 374 meters, dating from around the 6th century BC. This is one of your best opportunities to see and understand how life in the Mediterranean region was like in the middle and late Bronze Age, as well as learn about the Talayotic culture.
The Talayotic ruins of Son Fornés is located in the municipality of Montuïri, in the region es Pla. The ruins clearly shows the habitation rooms and the impressive Talayotic constructions, one of the 17 meters in diameter and 4 meters tall. Son Fornés is a free to enter site and there are info boards in multiple languages. If you want to know more about the village that was once here, visit the museum of Son Fórnes in the old mill of Fraret in the village.
The Capocorb Vell settlement belongs to the most well-preserved and well-excavated archaeological sites on the island. At Capocorb Vell, you will find multiple of the Talayotic towers, dwellings and tumulus (burial sites). The site is found between Llucmajor and the holiday area of Cala Pi.
The s’Hospitalet Vell site has been used for habitation and as barracks for centuries during the prehistory. Actually, archaeologists suggest that the first stones were laid about 1700 BC. The s’Hospitalet Vell is a great place to discover multiple prehistoric periods, as it has been used by many different cultures that has been on this island. Also, don’t forget to visit the history museum of Manacor in the Torre dels Enagistes.