Prehistoric settlement Hospitalet Vell

Hospitalet Vell is located on the road to Cales de Mallorca, very close to the east coast of the island of Mallorca. It is one of Mallorca’s most important prehistoric settlement which includes Bronze and Iron Age 1700-1200 BCE/1100 AD. Hospitalet Vell has the constructions which are between 11 and 16 metres long and between 7 and 9 metres wide. Hospitalet Vell is very unique due to the presence of a rectangular building with a very Cycloptic architecture. The site contains remains of a wall and two talayots in very good condition, one circular and one square, the latter with remains of its roof of stone slabs, which It makes it one of the few examples of roofs preserved in the Talayotic world. The roof was made of trunks and branches. It was used for living during the 3rd century BC approximately. From this period there is a spectacular floor covered with the stone. Hospitalet Vell conservation makes it one of the most emblematic prehistoric sites in Mallorca. In 2002 a restoration and excavation project was carried out. Hospitalet Vell has a free entrance, there are display panels in four languages for an autoguided visit.

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