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Palma Attractions: The Caves of Genoa

A typical Mallorcan restaurant with a phantasmagorical cave system below

Lurking underneath one of Palma's quite well to do areas, you'll find an underground world of stalagmites, stalactites and interconnecting galleries which form one of Mallorca's least known tourist attractions – Ses Coves de Genova.

Discovered in 1906 during the construction of a well, the caves extend for over a kilometre in length and reach depths of 36 metres under the earth with constant running fresh water and are plenty big and comfortable enough for an interesting walking tour – no hard hats, caving gear and snorkels required here!

They have just reopened to the public after some extensive renovation work to improve the safety aspects of the walk ways and the magnificent lighting system which picks out the phantasmagorical calcium formations – worthy of the set of Alien or Lord of the Rings – in shimmering colours.

The work was triggered by the new owner of the restaurant which sits above the caves and serves wonderfully typical Mallorcan cuisine, who wants to put the caves firmly on the list of must sees for visitors to the island and nearby Palma.

The cost to see the caverns is €10 for adults and €5 for kids and because of the nature of the terrain, all visits are part of guided tours departing throughout the day at 10:00, 10:45, 11:30, 12:15, 13:00, 15:30, 16:15, 17:00 and 17:45 and the great news is that if you eat at the Restaurant, you get free entry!

Fast Facts

Website - http://covesdegenova.com/

Teléfono de Información: 971 402387

Carrer Barranc, 45

07015 Palma de Mallorca

Illes Balears.

Why not pop along and have a look? The cool atmosphere makes a welcome respite from the heat of Mallorcan summer days.