The prehistoric temple and site of Son Corró is located just outside the village of Costitx
The discovery of the Son Corró temple, is considered the most important finds of prehistoric sites in the area!
The story tells of the farmer, Joan Vallespir de Can Pere Pina, the temple by coincidence. Inside this temple, which at that time was covered and hidden by trees in the forest, Vallespir found 3 bull heads made of pure bronze. These bull heads, is meant to origin from the late bronze age because the bull at this time was considered holy and was worshipped.
The 3 bull heads, was immediately transferred to the archaeological museum in Madrid, hence no institution in Mallorca could afford to provide the security required. You can see a replica of these bull heads, in the local history museum in Costitx, Casal de Cultura de Costitx.
Bartoumeu Ferra, was the first ever archaeologist to work on this site. His conclusion was, that the temple originally had 13 columns supporting a roof. However, in 1994 Dr. Rosselló Borðoy made it clear after a range of examinations, that it could only have been the 6 columns we see today.
The prehistoric temple is easily found just outside the lovely little village of Costitx in the Pla region.
Costitx is one of the smallest villages in the es Pla region out here on the rural countryside, yet one of the most popular holiday destinations amongst tourists looking for beauty, tranquillity and rural ambience. Costitx is well-known for its many interesting places of interest to explore closer, therefore, it is not a rare sight to see tourists walking or driving in the local area with the cameras ready. Your accommodation in Costitx will be in one of the many beautiful fincas or villas in the rural surroundings, offering modern yet authentic facilities.
Find things to do and see and accommodation in Costitx here