Artalaiotica, prehistoric weekend in Artà 2017


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Dicvover the fascinating prehistory of Mallorca close up in the cultural capital of Artà

Prehistoric Mallorca, is perhaps one of the most discussed and fascinating subjects when talking about the Mallorcan history. The many archaeological excavations done in Artà, evidences a highly structured society from more than 3.000 BC. Now it is your turn to discover, excavate and indulge in the ancient world of prehistoric Mallorca.



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This weekend (May 26 – May 29), northern Mallorca is themed with ‘prehistoric’ and ‘archaeology’. West of Pollença, you can enjoy a great family activity, as the Prehistoric Day of Cala Sant Vicenç is held on Sunday with lots of interesting things to attend.

In the eastern areas, namely Artà, is the bigger and more extensive archaeological fair called ‘Artalaiotica’, with referral to the special Balearic talayotic period. This prehistoric weekend, too has the purpose of educating more visitors about the rich history of the Balearic Islands which dates all the way back to the early Bronze Age.

Come enjoy a range of interesting events, sights and attractions in Artà and indulge in the fascinating world of archaeology and prehistory.

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Wide range of prehistoric activities for children and adults to enjoy during the weekend

The entire weekend will be dedicated to educating adults and children in the amazing and fascinating prehistory of Mallorca and the Balearic Islands. To do so, the town council of Artà has arranged a wide list of activities for you to indulge in. These activities include guided tours, tastings, workshops for adults and special workshops for children, lectures, readings and special exhibitions from various excavations in the area around Artà.

The prehistoric fair, is designed to take you through different periods on Mallorca. These periods are:

  • Talayotic period and Bronze Ages.
  • Punic world of Phoenicians and Carthaginians.
  • Ancient Greek Culture that arrived to the Balearic Islands.
  • The presence and impact of Rome, and Mallorca as part of the Roman empire.

The map below shows all locations of the many activities held throughout the prehistoric weekend in Artà.

Note, that you must sign up for the special events, all listed on the offial website of Artalaiotica, where you will also find the inscriptions for the activities.

Visit the official website of Artalaiotica to see all activities on the prehistoric weekend fair.



Mallorca's Top sightseeing attractions

Palma Cathedral

la seu gothic cathedral in palma mallorca on the balearic islands in spain

Palma cathedral La Seu is an amazing sight, both from the inside and outside. Palma cathedral is one of the biggest in Europe, and great artists like Gaudi have worked on the amazing temple. There are guided tours and you can even visit the rooftop terraces offering magical views.

Learn about Palma cathedral La Seu

The Antique Train

excursion with antique train in mallorca

The antique train is a great attraction for young and adults. The ride takes you through some of the most beautiful areas of the Tramuntana, passing through orange plantations, olive groves and green valleys. The authentic feeling of the old marhogany cars bumping along the rails completes the experience.

Enjoy a ride in the antique train

Castell de Bellver

beautiful gothic bellver castle in palma mallorca spain

Castell de Bellver is a unique castle, due to its round shape and splendid location on a hilltop above Palma's bay. Much of Mallorca's most dramatic times are linked to the Bellver castle, and you will also find Palma's historical museum here. It's a great attraction for all ages.

Visit the Bellver castle

Cuevas del Drach

cuevas del drach or dragon caves is a major tourist attraction in mallorca located in the holiday resort of porto cristo

Cuevas del Drach (Dragon Caves) is a great attraction to visit for all ages. Inside the stalagmite and stalactite caves in Porto Cristo, you will meet a true wonder of nature, along with the biggest underground lake in Europe on which an orchester will play a beautiful live concert on before you can enjoy a short ride.

Visit Cuevas del Drach

Santuari de Lluc

santuari de lluc monastery and major tourist attraction in mallorca

Santuari de Lluc is a monastery situated deep in the highest areas of the Tramuntana, in divine natural surroundings. Lluc is a great attraction for everyone, you can discover the ethnological museum, enjoy a concert by the famous child choir, visit the botanical gardens and see the holy Madonna.

Visit Santuari de Lluc

La Granja

two women wearing traditional mallorcan outfits at la granja esporles ethnological museum in mallorca

A visit to the ethnological museum of La Granja in the mountain village of Esporles takes you on an interesting journey back in time to discover how life in mallorca was for the wealthy landowners and their servants. La Granja is a museum suitable for all ages, there is plenty to see and do here for young and adults.

Visit La Granja

Sa Dragonera

sa dragonera island and nature park with much balearic wildlife

Sa Dragonera is an island and protected nature reserve just off the coast of Sant Elm, Andratx. Sa Dragonera is home to indigenious lizards that are very human-friendly, and has become a trademark of Mallorca. About on the beautiful island, you can walk along multiple trails to some of the most amazing vantage points and find ancient watchtowers from the time of pirates.

Visit Sa Dragonera island

Almudaina Palace

the almudaina palace in palma mallorca is a major tourist attraction

The royal Almudaina Palace is closely linked to multiple epochs in the history of Mallorca. The ancient palace was built as the seat for the Moorish governor back in the 10th century, and was the first building in the city of Palma as we know it today. Inside you will discover an impressive collection of ancient artifacts and artworks, along with the authentic surroundings of the palace that is now used by the royalties of Spain when visiting the island.

Visit the Almudaina Palace

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