Torralba D’En Salort

Poblat prehistòric de Torralba d'en Salort a Alaior, Menorca

This prehistoric village outstands for having one of Minorca’s best preserved sanctuaries: with a monumental “taula” ( of about five metres high); a worshipping monument. Two circular based talaiots also outstand, as well as a hypostyles chamber half buried which served as a store during the 1st century b.C. covered with slabs sustained by columns and remains of rooms and water tanks. It also has ruins of a wall, a well, and talayotic housings. Excavations carried out at the sanctuary revealed perfume censers imported by the Punic shaped as the goddess Tanit, as well as a bronze bull.

The village belongs to the talayotic period and was inhabited from the 10th century b.C. until the Roman era. There are some vestiges of an occupation during the Middle Ages.

Its access is found at the kilometre 2.5 on the road between Alaior and Cala en Porter.

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