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.