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The beautiful Balearics

Mallorca and Menorca have long been popular with tourists, but if you think it’s just bucket ‘n’ spade delights, think again. Mallorca’s capital, Palma de Mallorca, has a fascinating history, and the island’s varied landscape includes rugged mountains and a rural interior little-touched by tourism. Boutique hotels, delicious paella, and peaceful villages show there’s much more than the islands' beaches. The likes of Magaluf still supply cheap thrills, but in quiet corners of Menorca or Mallorca’s Tramuntana mountains, it all seems ages away.

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Capocorb Vell

Capocorb Vell

Famous Ancient ruins that date back to around 1000 BC

Ancient ruins that date back to around 1000 BC Editors' Note

Less than 5 km inland from Cala Pi you’ll find the prehistoric settlement of Capocorb Vell, an ancient village dating from as early as 1200 BC. The village is one of the most important attractions of Mallorca, a cultural heritage site since 1931.

The buildings in Capocorb Vell present some interesting features, classificatory for the Talayotic Culture of the region. This is the most famous example of a Bronze Age settlement, with the famous talaies (round towers), made of large drystone ashlars that protected the settlements.

Capocorb Vell
MA 6014, Km 23, 07620 Llucmajor Mallorca
971 18 01 55
10:00 am - 4:30 pm. Closed Thursdays