Arta Caves (Cuevas de Arta) is a popular cave system on the island of Mallorca. It is located on the east coast, about 70 km from the capital city of Palma de Mallorca in the resort of Canyamel, at Cap Vermell. It is situated at an elevation of about 46 m above sea level.
Arta Caves have not just beautiful natural decorations, but also a rich history. The biggest natural attraction of the caves is 22 m high stalagmite. Caves are divided into several areas as called Inferno (Hell), Purgaturio (purgatory) and Paradisio (Paradise). The special lighting creates really magical and impressive look.
It is interesting that in the past the Arta Caves served as haven for pirates and smugglers. Among the most popular visitors of the Caves were such as Jules Verne, Victor Hugo, Alexandre Dumas and Sarah Bernhardt. Jules Verne’s even reportedly got the inspiration for his story “Journey to the Center of the Earth”.
Arta Caves are open all year round. From May to October, are open daily from 10 to 18 hours. From November to April is also open daily from 10 to 17 hours. Basic entrance to Arta Caves costs 11 €. Children under 6 are admitted free.
Tours of the caves takes about 30-40 minutes and are conducted in English, Spanish, French and German.
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