Plan your trip to Ses Paisses

Mallorca is home to a number of Bronze Age structures, and if you are staying in a holiday villa in Arta, you are not far from one of the most impressive the island has to offer.

Ses Paisses is a talayotic settlement estimated to date back to the first century, and is one of the best-preserved structures on the island. Situated to the south of Arta, this impressive stone collection is easily reached with a stay in one of our holiday villas in the area, and is a great way to explore the ancient history of Mallorca. There are an estimated 270 talayots on Mallorca, and although these ruins are not as extensive as those found elsewhere on the island, they are certainly well worth a visit for those interested in learning more about the ancient history of the early settlers of Mallorca.

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Glimpse into the past at Ses Païsses

It is believed that the structure really began to take shape about 3,000 years ago, and covers over 13,500 square feet.

This prehistoric site was named a historical and artistic monument in 1946, and is today one of the most popular points of interest in the area. The site has been excavated many times, with a number of interesting pieces recovered. One of the most impressive parts of the structure are the stone slabs that make up the doorway, leading into the tree covered “village” that remains. If you are renting one of our luxurious holiday villas in Arta, you can easily access this impressive feat of design. Taking the Ma-15, you can drive south of the city centre to spend an afternoon wondering around this large impressive area, enjoying the lush greenery that has developed throughout.

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Arta may be one of the quieter settlements on the island, but with gems like Ses Paisses to discover, it’s no wonder so many holidaymakers choose to visit this part of Mallorca. At Balearic Villas, we have selected a number of holiday villas in Arta, as well as around the outskirts, to get you close to all the natural and beauty to be discovered in the Mallorcan countryside. You can visit Ses Paisses between 10am-5pm Monday to Friday, and from 10am-2pm on Saturdays. To find out more about visiting this structure, or any of the other ruins scattered throughout the island, contact us today.

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