Coves Blanques are found in the rocks next to the harbour in Porto Cristo
These caves were the first to be inhabited in what we now know as Porto Cristo, actually, the first registered family that lived here resided in these caves. This was in 1877, and the cave was referred to as Cova del Patró Pelat, because the name of the family was Pelat.
The caves have probably been used by humans since prehistoric times. Throughout medieval times, the cave is believed to have been a place for fishermen, pirates and other people of the sea to seek shelter. It was actually because of this, that Porto Cristo got it’s first nickname, Colonia del Carme, because Carme is protector of fishermen.
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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.