Coves d’Artà

Coves d’Artà information

Coves d'artà & Platja de Canyamel , Spain
Address
Street Carrer Coves de s'Ermita
More information
www.cuevasdearta.com
Prices
adult/child 7-12yr/child under 7yr €13/7/free
Opening hours
10am-6pm Apr-Oct, to 7pm Jun-Sep, 10am-5pm Nov-Mar
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Lonely Planet review

An impressive work of nature, this warren of natural burrows into the coast 1km north of Canyamel. Pass through an unassuming fissure in the rock wall that buffers the coast and you'll find yourself in a soaring vestibule, walking along a raised footpath past the 'Queen of Columns', a 22-metre-tall stalagmite, and through rooms including the 'Chamber of Purgatory' and 'Chamber of Hell'. The 40-minute guided tours of the caves in English, German, Spanish and French leave every 30 minutes.

Even the walk to get here is spectacular – the caves are halfway up a sheer cliff face and once served as a refuge for the local inhabitants in times of war and invasion.