The talayotic settlement Torre d’en Galmés is located on a hilltop, from where it would have dominated the whole surrounding area.
There are three talayots still in existence, as well as a number of circular dwellings, rainwater collecting systems, several burial caves and a taula area, where a small bronze statue of the Egyptian god Imhotep was found.
The settlement was in use from about 2000 B.C. up to the medieval Christian conquest in 1287. It is reckoned that at its height, between 1100 B.C. and the second century B.C. there would have been up to 900 people living here.
The visitor’s centre at Torre d’en Galmés – located a few hundred metres before the site entrance – is well worth visiting. There is a new audiovisual display describing the prehistoric remains, helping to understand the historical context and appreciate the uniqueness of this spectacular archaeological site.