Coves de Campanet - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama showing the inside of the Romantic Chamber in the Caves of Campanet in Mallorca.
Coves de Campanet - FURTHER INFORMATION
Coves de Campanet - Mallorca visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Coves de Campanet' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Balearic Islands.
The Caves of Campanet (Coves de Campanet) lie a short distance from Campanet town on the southern slopes of the Sant Miquel hill in the Serra de Tramuntana, eastern Mallorca. Discovered in 1945 and open to the public since 1948, these caves cover 3,200 square metres and descend to a depth of 50m from the surface. The caves are well known for the richness of the limestone stalactite and stalagmite formations found here within several large chambers.
Notable within the caves are several large columns where stalactite and stalagmite formations have fused, the longest 'spaghetti' stalactite in Europe and excellent examples of various other formations. The Coves de Campanet also contained the fossilized remains of Myotragus balearicus, a goat like creature that has been extinct on Mallorca for over 4000 years.
The caves are open to the public via a guided tour. The tour takes about 40 minutes, is multilingual, informative and introduces various different chambers, formations and history of the caves. The caves are still 'live', and the formations within them are still growing as water continues to peculate through the rock. These are the only caves on Mallorca that do not use coloured lighting inside, allowing the natural beauty of the formations to be seen, coloured by the iron and manganese rich minerals in the rock. Photography is not permitted inside the Coves de Campanet.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
The Coves de Campanet are about 45km from Palma. Take the Ma-13 motorway northeast and exit on junction 37 just past Campanet following signs for the 'Coves'. This journey takes about 40 minutes.