S’Illot Talayotic Settlement

excavation site of illot talayotic settlement in mallorca
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S’Illot Talayotic Settlement is an excavation site located in the popular holiday resort of s’Illot on the east coast of Mallorca. The settlement was an important area in prehistoric times when the first agricultural communities settled on the island.

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Sant Llorenç des Cardassar

Sant Llorenç is undoubtedly one of the most overseen villages in Mallorca, however, if you have been on holiday in the eastern part of the island, there is a good chance that you have actually visited the municipality as Sant Llorenç is home to the popular beach destinations of Cala Millor, s’Illot and Sa Coma, which are shared with Son Servera and Manacor. Sant Llorenç des Cardassar offers an authentic and charming little village that expands from the central church square where a handful of bars sits. As for sightseeing, there are two major attractions in Sant Llorenç; the fortress of Punta de n’Amer and the Talyotic settlement of s’Illot, the rest of the points of interest include the parochial church, the regional style architecture and some small monuments to enjoy. You can enjoy multiple annual events and festivities in Sant Llorenç at all times of the year, it’s a great way to connect with the Mallorcan and local culture.

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