CUEVAS DEL HAMS
Cuevas del Hams, is roughly translated into “fish hook caves”, simply because the many stalactite and stalagmites, are formed as fish hooks. The caves are located in the back of the popular holiday resort of Porto Cristo, about 5-10 minutes from the centre of the town.
The caves was first discovered by Pedro Caldentey Santandreu, who found them on a quest for onyx. Santandreu wasn’t late to figure out, that his discovery would be interesting to an audience, hence he installed access facilities soon after. In 1912, he managed to keep the caves lightened in 16 hours a day, by using water turbines to generate power. A tourist attraction was born!
There are different caves to see in the Cuevas del Hams, one of them, is the ‘Angel Dream’ which is the most beautiful of them all.
The fish-hook caves, is a great alternative to the perhaps more popular Cuevas del Drach (Dragon Caves), also located in Porto Cristo. They are not quite as big, nor spectacular, but a good alternative!
How to get to the Cuevas del Hams
Manacor is a great place to visit for its incredible diversity and cultural offers. The municipality comprise the second largest town of Mallorca, along with the popular beach destinations of Porto Cristo, Sa Marina, Son Macià, s’Illot, Cala Morlanda, Cala Romantica, Cala Mendia, Cales de Mallorca and Cala Murada. The rich history of this area has left numerous points of interest to visit, all with a story from a period in the development of Manacor. The most important attractions in Manacor are the Majorica pearl factory, the Cuevas del Drach caves and the imposing neo-Gothic parish church which belongs to the most beautiful on the island. Manacor is also a great place to consume some typical Mallorcan traditions, especially at the popular May fair. Manacor is in many ways a wonderful place to visit, do not miss the opportunity.
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