A foray into the prehistoric past of Menorca through the Trepucó Village
Menorca has a very rich and well-preserved megalithic archaeological heritage, a past that is present in monuments such as the Trepucó de Maó Village, the Naveta des Tudons in Ciutadella or the Paleo-Christian Basilica of Son Bou, among others.
The prehistoric wealth of Menorca can be revived in some of its emblematic caves and in the taules or sanctuaries, navetas, necropolis, deposits and talaiots that still remain standing in many parts of the territory.
Also through its museums we have the opportunity to learn about the multiple archaeological finds that have taken place in Menorca, the remains of human activity that have been found in places now inaccessible, such as the Caves of Pas, Carritx and Es Mussol.
Our proposal to enjoy today the best routes in Menorca on a rental motorbike stops at the Trepucó Village, on the outskirts of Maó.
In the direction of Sant Lluís, and just two kilometers from the capital, Trepucó offers the possibility of delving into the prehistoric ways of life on the Island and understanding how its first human settlements developed.
The town was excavated by the English archaeologist Margaret Murray in 1931 and that same year it was declared a Historic Artistic Monument.
The Trepucó Village occupies an area of about 5,000 square meters. In this space part of the settlement is preserved: some sections of the original wall that protected it, two square towers on the west wall, two talaiots, the taula enclosure (the sanctuary) and some remains of houses.
In the town, there are different areas between the talaiot and the sanctuary, and another area for domestic use. In which today we can see the configuration of the houses thanks to recent excavations. These houses have a central patio and several peripheral dependencies. And in them very well preserved domestic tools have been found that are exhibited in the Museum of Menorca.
The visit to the Trepucó Village is free. It has free entry with uninterrupted hours to be able to be visited at any time of the day. Explanatory posters throughout the enclosure guide the visit.