Torretrencada Talayotic Village

Taula in Torretrencada Village
Taula in Torretrencada Village

The prehistoric Talayotic village of Torretrencada is located a few kilometers from Ciutadella. Torretrencada remained inhabited until the end of Roman times and inside many archaeological remains of interest are preserved.

In addition to the Taula de Torretrencada,the main archaelogical remain of the village, there are also hypostile rooms,a talayot and artificial caves carved by its inhabitants directly in the rock subsoil.

Taula in Torretrencada

The Taula in Torretrencada is located inside the village. Although it is very well preserved,the same cannot be said of the enclosure that surrounded it at the time. This Taula is one of the most popular in Menorca, and in addition to the two stones of the main structure, it has a reinforcing column at the back of it.

Enclosure of the Taula of Torretrencada (the reinforcement column is appreciated)
Enclosure of the Taula of Torretrencada (the reinforcement column is appreciated)

How to Get To Torretrencada

To reach the village from Ciutadella you only need to follow the road to Maó,and once you pass by the detour to the Naveta des Tudons,after a few meters you will see the sign indicative of the village. If you have camo by car, you can park for free in the car park at the entrance.

The parking has capacity for up to 5 cars. From the car park it takes about 5 or 10 minutes to reach the actual entrance to the village.

The trail is quite entertaining as you will pass between dry walls surrounded by trees and vegetation.

Intermediate fence in the trail to the Torretrencada village
Intermediate fence in the trail to the Torretrencada village

Once There

Visits are free and have the following schedules:

  • April 1st to November 15th (8am to 9pm)
  • November 16 to March 31 (8am to 6pm)

Once in the village, everything you can see from the prehistoric remains is quite well indicated. At the entrance there is a sign with the 8 points of interest that can be seen in the village. The most spectacular is probably the Taula,although seeing the water collection pond also has its charm.

Information poster of the cultural points of interest of Torretrencada
Information poster of the cultural points of interest of Torretrencada

In addition to the prehistoric remains, there is also an area with a bench and a table built from village stones. You can make a historical picnic,on stones used by our ancestors!

Reusing stones from Torretrencada village 2
Reusing stones from Torretrencada village 2

Map and Points of Interest

Map of points of interest of the town of Torretrencada
Map of points of interest of the town of Torretrencada

Map and points of interest to arrive by car

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