Closos de Can Gaià Archaeological Site
"Closos de Can Gaià" is a remarkable example of an Mallorcan ancient archaeological site. It is a few kilometers from Cala d'Or, and is very near to Portocolom, a historic fishing port that preserves its typical maritime character. It is also close to coves and natural areas where you can enjoy the Mediterranean.
This tiny village that was inhabited between 2000 and 700 BC. years ago can be found at the site, which presently maintains up to 5 prehistoric dwellings (casas naveta), but which previously consisted of more than 10. They are named because their distinctive shape, which resembles the keel of an upside-down ship. The navetas, also known as navetiformes, were the homes of the Bronze Age inhabitants that lived on the Balearic Islands. These were dry stone houses with no mortar or mortar, an extended horseshoe design, and a roof constructed of firewood, twigs, and pressed clay.
Admission to the location is free all year. It has a self-guided route that will allow you to explore how the prehistoric communities of Mallorca lived 3,000 years ago. A ancient botanical landscape reconstruction has also been created, allowing you to explore the world of the past and the links that these cultures built with nature. Lastly, there is a children's area with a prehistoric and archaeological theme where the kids may play, as well as some comfy picnic tables where they can rest and eat.
The Closos site is managed by Projecte Closos, an initiative led by the Felanitx City Council and the Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB) that was created in 1996 with the aim of making the archaeological heritage relevant to Mallorcan society in the 21st century.