The first organised excursion for 2020 will be on Sunday 19 January. On this occasion the visit will be to the Cova dels Coloms and there will be an explanation of the work and restoration that has been done to eliminate the paint that affects the walls of one of the largest caves on the island. Continue reading Sunday 19, excursion to Cova dels Coloms
The last excursion of the year for has been organised for Sunday 1 December to see an archaeological site of great interest. This is Sa Cudia Cremada in Mahon where an enclosed taula is being excavated. Islamic, Roman and Phoenician remains have been found at this archaeological site. Current excavation gives new information relating to how the areas around the prehistoric taulas were used. Continue reading Sunday 1 December excursion to Sa Cudia Cremada
On Sunday 6 October, there is a new meeting of the talayotic excursions that are organized jointly by the Department of Culture of the Consell Insular and GOB. These are to combine discovering the island countryside with scientific information on the talayotic world. Continue reading Sunday 6 October, excursion to Calescoves
On Sunday 22 is the return of the talayotic excursions that are organised jointly by the Department of Culture of the Consell Insular and GOB in order to unite the discovery of places on the island with scientific information on the Talayotic world. Continue reading Sunday 22 September, excursion to Caparrot de Forma
An assembly room made out of straw explains how Menorca contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals. You can visit it between 18.00 to 21.00 h until 11 August. The United Nations, in 2015, approved the Sustainable Development Goals, a declaration that brings together world policies that, for the first time, consider the question of the environment as a universal matter for strategy development. Continue reading Go to see the Agora on Sustainability
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.