Poblat de Son Catlar - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama showing the ancient walls protecting Son Catlar, one of the ancient ruins on Menorca. The picture was taken on the approach to the ruins and shows one of the buildings outside the walls with a tiny entrance as well as the surrounding countryside.
Poblat de Son Catlar - FURTHER INFORMATION
Poblat de Son Catlar - Menorca visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Poblat de Son Catlar' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Balearic Islands.
Poblat de Son Catlar is one of the numerous ancient and pre-historic sites to be found on Menorca. This small prehistoric village dates from the pre-talayótic period in the Bronze Age (2000BC) and thrived right up to Roman times. It was a 'talaiot' settlement, protected by a series of walls and towers. Son Catlar has the only remaining example of these towers on Menorca. Inside the wall is a 'taula', five five talayots and other buildings.
Son Catlar lies in a field a little south of Sant Joan Gran church a short distance southeast of Ciutadella. It is not visited much and you are likely to find more goats for company than tourists. Nearby is the Talaia d'Artrutx and the beaches of Cala des Talajer, Cala en Turqueta, Cala Macarella and Cala Santa Galdana.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Road: Take the road from Ciutadella de Menorca to Sa Teulera Vella and continue down the country lane towards Tarre Saura Vell. San Catlar is about half way between to two on the left hand side. Parking available on site.