The Artà caves is a great sight and attraction for the entire family, with the many colourful lights and impressive stalactites and stalagmites to adore
The Artà caves, Cuevas de Artà, are located just outside the little holiday resort of Canyamel, in the municipality of Capdepera. However, the caves has their name from their rightful owner, the cultural town of Artà.
The impressive caves of stalactites and stalagmites here, have been thousands of years underway, and still not finished growing. You will be taken through tunnels, between the many chambers down here. Many chambers, have been given religious names, such as the “Purgatory”, because of their storytelling formations. Another interesting chamber, is the “Queen’s Hall”.
Guided tours in the caves, are about 45 minutes long.
Artà is the cultural capital of the east side of Mallorca, the town and surrounding area is like an open-air museum exhibiting the most emblematic building constructions on this side of the island. Artà is a great choice of holiday base if luxury and romance is to be combined. The accommodation and holiday offers in Artà are plenty and indeed versatile, because you can choose from fincas, flats, villas, hotels and agroturismos, you can even choose if you want an urban holiday base or a rural countryside oasis. The local area of Artà is full of treasures and cultural heritage, exhibiting the long and interesting history, such as the fortified church of Sant Salvador, the talayotic village of Ses Païsses and the many impressive manors documenting the wealth of the area. Artà is also the gate to the Llevant mounntain park where amazing and scenic wildlife and vegetation awaits you, along with breathtaking viewpoints and historical constructions. If you have not yet visited Artà, now is the time.
Things to do and see in Artà