Situated within the Son Real public estate, the necropolis is still an active archaeological site. Acquired by the Balearic Islands Government in 2002 with the aim of preserving its natural and ethnological wealth and, in particular, the archaeological sites.
Within the complex of ruins you will find some round tombs (around 3 metres in diameter), whilst others are in the shape of a small square or rectangular "talaiots" (prehistoric towers), with many others being boat-shaped. Rectangular holes in the wall can be seen in many of these tombs, but we still don't know what they were for.
There is still much to discover in this wonderful site that combines the history of the island alongside the wonderful marine and coastal environment. You can even learn about local customs and the ancient Balearic way of life.
There is also an archaeological museum set inside two renovated traditional Mallorcan houses. At this centre you can also rent bikes to visit the site.
- Car advisable
- Open Seasons
- Carretera de Alcúdia-Artà km 17.7