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The s’Illot des Porros

The s’Illot des Porros lies close to the Necrópolis de Son Real, some 100 m off the beach of Son Bauló to the east of Can Picafort, in the north of the island. The illot is a small island of some 3,500 m² that in prehistoric times must have been joined to the mainland. On the island one finds three huge chambers where burials were carried out. The oldest of the three is a semi-circular funeral chamber from the 4th century B. C., with walls formed by large blocks of stone. The other two seem to date from the 3rd and 2nd centuries B. C. and are dug into the rock and partially built with stone walls. There are also individual tombs here like the ones found at Son Real. It is assumed that the illot was also used for burials during the Roman and the Mediaeval periods.

Both, the necropolis of Son Real as well as the chambers of s’Illot des Porros were excavated in the 1960s. These talayotic sites are rather impressive and well worth a visit, even though you might only be able to see the Porros island from a fair distance, as it is difficult to get to the islet, unless you are a good swimmer or have a small boat at hand.

The photo was chosen from my archive. It was taken near Can Picafort, Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: April 14th, 2009. The time was 16:25:56.

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  1. Hey,
    Really nice blog you got going!
    I’m in Sweden with -15 degrees below, dreaming away to warmer places 🙂
    Looking for a place to spend next winter, got a yurt that I live in so I’ll try to find some property to rent and then pack the home and go, Mallorca would be fantastic.
    If you know someone who has got a few hundred sq.m. to lease for reasonable money or labour I’d be delighted to know 🙂
    Now I’ll go back to your photos.

    A good evening to you!

    Petter

    • good evening, petter,

      i think i might know someone who might let you stay with your yurt on his land (an organic fruit farm) for some time for not so much money. i’ll check it out for you.

      klaus

      • That would be just marvellous, my friend!
        It’s quite interesting spending a cold winter in a tent but I’d rather spend it somewhere a bit warmer 🙂
        So you’re an all year Mallorcan, right?

        Petter

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