Cuevas de Campanet
The Caves of Campanet are in the foothills of the Tramuntana and first opened to the public in 1948. There are guided visits and a bar, but this is a less commercialized visitor experience than other caves on Mallorca.
Covering an area of more than 3,000 square metres, almost a thousand feet deep in places, the caves have spectacular stalactite and stalagmite formations, with names such as the Lake and Palma Tree Chambers.
Cuevas de Artà
In the northeast, near Canyamel beach, there’s a guided tour through these superb caves – less busy than those in Porto Cristo.
There are various named chambers – including Hell, Purgatory and Paradise; ‘Queen of Paradise’ is a unique stalagmite, 22 metres tall. A light and sound show enhances the effect of the amazing stalagmites and stalactites.
The year-round 18°C temperature is pleasant on the hottest of days, and the view of the Mediterranean as you exit is lovely.
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World-famous ancient limestone caves, mapped by French geologist Edouard Martel in the late 19th century.
There are four enormous main chambers, numerous romantically named formations of stalactites and stalagmites, and one of the world’s largest underground lakes – the scene of several daily classical music concerts.
Guided tours take you through the caves.
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