The caves of Genova

13 Marzo 2019
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Mallorca is a rich island, versatile, flowery, full of landscapes and places worth visiting. It will not be easy to design a perfect getaway, a complete trip that includes all the points of interest, given the fact that they are so many and so varied.

Today, following the line of the places of interest that can awake our curiosity, and that is not found in the ordinary lists of special places in Ibiza, we are going to talk about the caves of Genova.

Discovered accidentally during the construction of a well in the year 1906, these caves form a set of underground galleries of calcareous origin joined by corridors formed in a completely natural way. These caves are in the middle of the residential neighbourhood of Genova, which belongs to the municipality of Palma de Mallorca. The caves stretch along an extension of almost 1 km, reaching up to 36 m deep.

 

A wonder of nature

Thanks to the variety of mineral colours, and its great concentration of eccentric formations, the colour stands out notably for the multitude of espeleatemas coraloide, something rare and hard to find (formations that are also known as popcorn or cauliflower). The place also has a huge natural irrigation of constant fresh water all year round, which favours the environment to be always very wet, a phenomenon that stands out remarkably in this aspect on the other 4 tourist caves that are on the island, giving to this corner of nature a value much appreciated.

It is possible to visit the caves daily. In small groups Maximum 25 visitors. The schedule is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. It emphasizes a concept of familiar and didactic atmosphere visit, less agglomerated than in other caves of the island also dedicated to tourism.

A perfect appetizer while visiting Palma dfe Mallorca. You will feel it is a wonderful corner of our geography, carving, at a low flame, a corner full of history and infinite beauty. We are waiting for you!

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