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Cuevas del Drach (Dragon Caves), Porto Cristo

Large cave system on the east coast

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Dark and cool, these limestone caves on the edge of Porto Cristo have become one of Mallorca's top tourist sights. Groups are accompanied along the 1200m of smooth paths by guides who tell you in four languages how to interpret the magnificent stalactite formations within. 

The colours and formations within the cave are truly astonishing and those with a creative imagination will see formations resembling a cactus, a flag and even a snow capped mountain.  The stalactites grow around 1cm every 100 years. There is also the Fairies' Theatre, Diana's Bath and the one-hour tour ends with a floodlit, floating violin concert on Lake Martel, Europe's largest underground lake. The lake is named after the French geologist Edouard Martel, who first explored these caves in the late 19th century, at the commission of Archduke Ludwig Salvator. Afterwards you can return by boat across the lake to the exit.

 

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The tour takes about an hour and includes a classical music concert and a boat trip across Lake Martel. Photography and video cameras are permitted during the tour (with the exception of the concert) but without using flashes, lights or tripods. The accompanied groups can be large so try to get to the front to ensure you can hear the commentary. The temperature remains a stable 21 degrees inside the cave and the humidity is 80%.

Booking Arrangements

When to come

Caves are open from:
1st November - 13th March: 10.45am, 12pm, 2pm and 3.30pm
14th March - 31st October: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm and 5pm.

Closed on 25th December and 1st January.

During high season, visits at 10am, 4pm and 5pm are usually less crowded, especially at weekends.

How to book

For same day visits, tickets can be purchased from the ticket office (from 9am daily) which is located 200m from the cave entrance.  You can also purchase tickets in advance on line and pay by credit card. 

Your ticket will show the time of your visit and you should arrive 10 minutes before your tour begins.  Places are limited and only visitors with a valid ticket for the visit concerned may enter the cave.

How to get passes

Entry tickets cost €15 for adults and €8 for children.

Child policy

Reduced rate entry is for children between 3-12 years; the under 2's get in for free

Facilities

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  • Free parking

Services

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