Nurarq is an archeology and cultural management project driven by two archaeologists who work to make Menorca’s archaeological heritage known in connection with its night sky in a fun and original way.
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Irene Riudavets and Cristina Bravo
Nurarq is an archaeology and cultural management project that was born in 2016 at the hands of archaeologists and educationalists Irene Riudavets and Cristina Bravo. Their work together began a year earlier, on a research project at the archaeological excavation of Sa Cudia Cremada, in Maó. It was then that they decided to combine their archaeological study with the dissemination of Menorcan history and cultural heritage, with all the knowledge they accumulate through their experiences as archaeologists.
They jump in by proposing highly original and pioneering experiences: dramatised tours of sites with historical recreations, Roman wine tastings, theatrical historical monologues or full-moon night tours. After six years of experience, five of which they were also responsible for the management of the Torralba d’en Salort Talayotic settlement, their trajectory continues with this new phase with even more experiences, like the wide range of activities for the observation and interpretation of the night sky and archeoastronomy, having both received certification as Starlight Guides.
There is no better way to discover Talayotic Menorca than with Nurarq.
“Menorca is a genuine open-air museum, with one of the highest densities of archaeological sites anywhere in Europe and elements that are unique in the world. Our mission is to in some way highlight the importance of Menoran archaeology in connection with the night sky.”
IRENE RIUDAVETS AND CRISTINA BRAVO, DRIVING FORCE
AN EXAMPLE IN SUSTAINABILITY
This company carries out its business activities in accordance with numerous criteria for the protection of Menorca’s environment, identity and culture, and is exemplary in the following:
Activities in nature that respect the environment
Local heritage and culture