|Cala Morell Necropolis
|Cala Morell is one of the most spectacular necropoli on the island of Menorca and
is formed by a series of fourteen artificial caves. It was in use as a cemetery from
the Middle Bronze Age (1400 BC) to the second century A.D. The interiors of some
of the bigger hypogeums were designed to imitate the circular houses of the
Talayotic era. Some have a single space, others different levels or free-standing
columns hewn out of the rock to mark different spaces, or even small front yards.
The most spectacular hypogeum of all has classical architectural motifs in relief on
its façade, reproducing Etruscan cornices and Carthaginian funerary steles, giving
it its unique character.
The necropolis is located close to the Ciutadella -Cala Morell road.