Prohens visits Torralba den Salort as the “final push” for Menorca’s candidacy of Talayotic Menorca as a UNESCO World Heritage site

Sep 10, 2023 | Current affairs, Featured, Post, Revista Lloseta, Thursday Daily Bulletin, Tradition

The president attended the event together with the president of the Consell de Menorca, Dolfo Vilafranca, and the Spanish ambassador to UNESCO, Rodríguez Uribes.


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The President of the Government of the Balearic Islands, Margalida Prohens, today visited the Talayotic site of Torralba den Salort (Alaior), as the “final push” for the candidacy of Talayotic Menorca for UNESCO World Heritage, whose inscription will be decided this September at the 45th UNESCO Heritage Committee, which is being held in Riyadh.

Prohens, who attended the visit together with the president of the Consell de Menorca, Dolfo Vilafranca; the mayor of Alaior, José Luís Benejam; the permanent delegate ambassador of Spain to UNESCO, José Manuel Rodríguez Uribes; and the director general of Cultural Heritage and Fine Arts of the Ministry of Culture and Sport, Isaac Sastre de Diego, explained precisely that the aim was to “involve all the administrations and together give a final push to the candidacy”.

“We will meet in Riyadh with the firm conviction that we will be able to return with good news and be able to celebrate the fact that Talayotic Menorca is a World Heritage Site,” said the president, who recalled that after the favourable report by ICOMOS last May there should be no obstacle.

The president of the Consell de Menorca affirms: “This visit reinforces the candidacy of Talayotic Menorca. A candidacy that began in 2009, and which is a project of all Menorca and all Menorcans. The proclamation is the starting point, and we will provide the Menorca Talayotic Agency with more resources to boost its management and research”.

The Menorca Talayotic candidacy is divided into nine territorial areas (nearly 5% of the island’s territory) that encompass 280 prehistoric sites, where the most important vestiges of this culture can be seen.