Curiosities in Son Bou and Torre Solí (Menorca)
This area can boast to be one of the most important zones for pre-historic monuments in Menorca.
The Roman Basilica
Dated V-VI Century and the best conserved monument of its type. Situated at the top of the beach and measuring 21 mts x 11 mts, it can be easily seen from the beach. The walled in site measures 21 mts x 11 mts, and quite visual to the eye are the three chambers separated by columns and the main alter, in and around the site tombs carved into the rocks. Undoubtedly a visit not to be missed whilst in Son Bou.
Torre d'en Galmés
This fascinating protected site is situated between the main Alaior – Son Bou road.Torre d´en Galmés is one of the best Talayotic villages covering some 60.000 square meters, the biggest of several in Menorca. The site consists of three “Talayots”, (meeting and celebration places), a Taula (which is a vertical slab of rock, with another placed on top of it in a T shape, much like the structures at Stonehenge. ) and also a “hipóstila” with its mediterranian columns almost intact.
SON BOU NATURE PARK (ANEI)
Considered and justly awarded as an area of natural interest (Área Natural de Especial Interés (ANEI)): This strip of low lying land, rich in scientific and biological interest, lies between the beach and the two estates of Torre Soli and San Jaime and is home to many beautiful migratory birds, traveling between Europe and Africa. Together with the beach it forms one of the most important natural zones on the island, rich in flora and fauna.