Torre d'en Galmés or (Tore d'en Gaumes) is a Talayotic settlement situated in the south of Menorca. Its situated between Alaior and Son Bou, approximately 5-6km from the holiday resort of Son Bou.
This prehistoric site is bar far the largest in Menorca and has excellent examples of Taula’s, Talayots and houses. Approaching the site is a tourist information building which is well worth a visit as for part of the 3 euro charge you also get to see a 10minute video, which you’ll see the full village reconstructed in cartoon fashion.
There are numerous well preserved Taula’s at the site, these T-shaped monument were believed to be monuments of worship back in 1400BC. The Talayots 3 in total are situated on strategic high grounds and used as watchtowers. There are also numerous houses, defensive walls and underground caves used for storing goods and the burial of the dead.
Digging continues on the south side of the site where the discovery of a sophisticated water system was found, that incorporates underground cisterns and a filter system.
Map of Torre d’en Galmes