Cuevas de Drach, Palma de Mallorca
one of the most famous tourist spots in Mallorca is Cuevas del Drach
Located on Mallorca's east coast the caves are without doubt one of the island's most outstanding tourist attractions, extending for almost 1200 metres and including internal heights of 25 metres above the cave floor
The Cuevas del Drach are a large underground cave system with amazing caverns full of stalagtites and stalagmites.
At the bottom of the caves there are water filled caverns, and an ampitheatre where you sit and watch a classical concert perfromed by musicians floating serenely in rowing boats through the lagoon in almost complete darkness.
All very surreal but quite nice if you don't mind squashing up to strangers in the dark.
You're not supposed to take pictures but people do.
The steps can be quite tricky and although it was busy enough when we there, I'd imagine in the height of the summer it can get very claustrophobic.
There are a few cave systems in the area but this one is generally accepted to be the best.
Note: You can't just turn up and go in. You get given an entrance time so might be worth trying to find out when these are so you can turn up just before and avoid standing around for ages.
Cost = 8'50 euros
This coves are in fact 4: the Cave of the French, the Cave of Luis Salvador, the Withe Cave and the Black Cave, their total lenght is almost 2 km... At the end of this caves we found the Lake Martel , with 177 metres in length, where we can attend to a concert...
Although they didn't allow us to take pictures inside I use my digital cam (not using the flash) to take some pictures, you can see them at the travelogue)
Entrance fees: EUR 7,50
Summer: daily, visits with concerts every hour from 10:00 to 17:00 (13:00 July and August only).
Winter: daily, visits with concerts at 10:45- 12:00-14:00-15:30
One amazing place in Mallorca is the Drach Caves, they are known all over the world. Inside you can admire Martel Lake, one of the largest underground lakes in the world.
I watched a concert of classical music in there.
The beauty of these caves is considered to be exceptional because of the ligthting, planned and carried out by Dr. Buigas.
The caves are opened to the public all year round.
We went on an organised excursion to see the Caves Of Drach located in Puerto Cristo. This is a taste of the real Majorca ,a chance to see some history of the island which I believe is a must see.
The caves are deliciously cool which is extremely refreshing during the hot summer days.Once you have walked down the steps what surrounds you is amazing.
There are stalagmites and stalactites everywhere in beautiful formations,surrounded by pools and lakes.
By the underground lake there is seating and the lighting is then taken away so you sit in complete darkness.Once it goes dark, you listen to a short classical music concert which is hauntingly beautiful.Along the dark water you see a boat lit up by lights and it drifts along to the music.It disappears then another floats by and it seems as if they are almost empty ghost boats.The lights reflect on the water and create a magical environment.Its very tranquil.Its hard to explain the moment unless you've been there.
Cuevas de Drach (Drach's Caves) Fantastic millenar caves which hold the biggest underground lake in Europe, being 200 meters long and having 9 meters of depth.
A classical music concert is held, played by musicians which are carried in small boats illuminated with small lights...a fantastic experience.
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Large underground lake in caves and boats come out of the darkness with people playing classical music and little fairy lights - v captivating. You can get a lift back to the exit in one of the boats too.