Cuevas del Drach – or the Dragon Caves – are Mallorca’s largest and most popular stalactite caves – an attraction for all ages
The Cuevas del Drach caves are more than 50 meters deep. You begin the descent at the entrance, moving along stone-paved stairways and paths around in the fascinating surroundings of the stalactites until you reach the bottom. The stalactite caves consist primarily of stalactites and stalagmites that hang from the ceiling and grow from the floor, formed by water and calcium carbonate for thousands of years, a true wonder of Mother Nature.
It is estimated that the stalactites grow approx. 1 cm each year, then you might get an idea of how long the caves has been under way to get the characteristics it has today.
At the bottom of the stalactite caves lies Lake Lago Martel, named after the lake’s discoverer Edouard Martel, who explored the caves back in 1896. It is believed that Lago Martel here is Europe’s largest underground lake.
The Cuevas del Drach caves are displayed in an enchanting light that casts beautiful shades of color on the many stalactites, and gives the feeling of being in a wonderland.
One of the highlights of the tour in Cuevas del Drach is the classical concert towards the end. 3 illuminated boats sail by on the lake while playing a piece of classical music, which leaves the caves with an enchanting atmosphere. When the music is finished, you can sail with one of the boats to the exit.
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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.