The preservation of Menorca’s cultural, ethnological and natural heritage was the principal reason for the volunteer working day organised by GOB in the Turmadèn des Capità farm near Alaior. This is a farm that has signed up to the Land Stewardship Scheme. Continue reading Maintaining the agricultural ethnological heritage
The Consell Insular and GOB are organising an evening walk for Saturday 1 June. It will be to the archaeological site of Son Mercer de Baix in Ferreries. Son Mercer is a village where the naviformes were inhabited during the pretalayotic period. The one known as Cova des Moro retains a roof of huge slabs held up by three pillars made with large stones, the smallest at the base and the widest at the top. Continue reading Walk to Son Mercer
The Consell Insular and GOB are organising an excursion on foot for Sunday 5 May. It will go along old roads at the eastern end of the island and it will visit the archaeological site of Torelló, Mahon. Continue reading Sunday 5 May, excursion to Torelló
The subject of the half built bridges at Rafal Rubí and l’Argentina, on the section of the main road between Mahon and Alaior, reappears periodically as a reminder of the conflict which was generated during the last government term of office and has made a return during the last few days. In GOB’s opinion, the situation of paralysis which we see from the outside is based neither on the technical aspects nor on the will of the politicians. Continue reading The road and the government roundabouts
On Sunday 3 February there will be an excursion to the archaeological sites of Binicalsitx, Binimassó and Calafi. These archaeological remains are not very well known and form part of the long list of sites of Menorca which testify to the existence of prehistoric settlements. In Bincalsitx there is an enormous talayot, at Binimassó there is a table enclosure and at Calafi there are two talayots and a small hypogeum (a subeterranean construction).
Interested people should meet at the Ferreries cemetery at 9.30 to leave at 10 am. It is a walk of low difficulty. The visit will be guided by an archaeologist. The return will be by foot to the start. It is not necessary to reserve. It is expected to end by 13.30. It is recommended to share cars with friends.
The cycle “Are we Talayotics? Life in Menorca then and now” is a programme organized jointly by the Consell Insular and GOB.
The excursion organised for Sunday 13 January will be to the Son Catlar ancient site and will be one of the activities to mark the Sant Antoni festivities. Its itinerary will take us through areas of great natural beauty. Please note the time of departure, a half an hour earlier than usual for these excursions. Continue reading Sunday 13 January, excursion to Son Catlar
On Sunday 2 December there will be a new talayotic excursion organized by the Island Council Government Department of Culture with GOB to combine exploring the island and its ancient sites accompanied by information on the talayotic world given by experts. Continue reading Sunday 2 December Excursion to Montefí and Es Tudons
Torrellissar and So na Caçana will be the places visited for the excursion programmed for 4 November. It is necessary to register for this as places are limited by filling in this form.
The scene of Torrellissar shows a table surrounded by a stone wall and entry is gained by a corridor covered with slab stones. Continue reading Sunday 4 November, excursion to Torrellissar and So na Caҫana
The Consell Insular and GOB are organizing an excursion to the Trepucó village from Sant Lluís going along different old paths. Continue reading Sunday 7 October Talayot Excursion
This Monday 17 September at a plenary session of the Consell Insular (the island government) the question of knocking down the bridge started at Rafal Rubi and making a link at ground level will be discussed. Continue reading Monday 17 September SOS to assemble at a plenary session of the Consell Insular