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Cuevas dels Hams at Porto Cristo

These stalactite caves are also named Coves dels Hams. The extraordinary forming of the stalagmites and stalactites look like harpoons. That is the origin of the cave's name: the mallorcan word for "Hams" is harpoon.

Small groups view more than a dozen beautiful caves with a lot of colorful lighted stalactite caves. A multilingual guide gives information about the caves. You can go across a subterranean sea with boates which are designed with lights and listen to classical music.

address: Carretera Manacor / Porto Cristo s/n, E-07860 Porto Cristo, Majorca, Spain
phone: (+34) 971 820 988
website: http://www.cuevas-hams.com




Cuevas del Drach at Porto Cristo

These stalactite caves are also named Coves del Drach. The caves owe their name from a legend which tells that a dragon has been in this cave protecting a fabulous treasure. Since the caves belong to the biggest and oldest caves in Majorca they are also one of the most interesting attractions of the isle. The caves have a length of 2.400 meters and a depth of 24 meters. There is the biggest subterranean sea of europe with a width of 177 meters.

The stalagmites and stalactites of the 12 caves are being lighted by beautiful light effects. You can go across a subterranean sea with boates. The highlight is a concert with classical music on the sea.

address: Carretera cuevas s/n, 07680 Porto Cristo, Majorca, Spain
phone: (+34) 971 820 753
website: http://www.cuevasdrach.com




Torre de Canyamel at Capdepera

Since this defense tower has been buildt in the 13th century it is one of the oldest but also best remaining defense fortifications of Majorca. Due to the fact that this part of the isle has been one of the most fructuous areas the tower has been used as a protection against pirates. Until the 15th century it has been named "Torre de Montsó". There is a museum with a lot of interesting information.

address: Carretera Artá - Canaymel, 07590 Capdepera
phone: (+34) 971 563 033




Jardines de Casa March at Cala Ratjada

This luxury villa has been buildt by the successfull banker Joan March in the year 1911 as a summer getaway. There are paintaings from Picasso, Rembrandt, Monet, Goya and Chagall.

In the about 60.000 square meters big garden are 53 sculptures from artists like August Rodin, Henry Moore, Eduardo Chillida ansoforth midst mediterranean fauna. From there you enjoy a fantastic sight to the port of Cala Ratjada.

If you should be interested in a visitation please register in the tourist office in Cala Ratjada.

address: auf einem Hügel über Cala Ratjada
phone: (+34) 971 563 033 (Anmeldung)




Faro del Cap de Capdepera at Cala Ratjada

The white light house is the town's landmark and is situated about 2 km away from the city center. The view on the port, the huge Castell de Capdepera is amazing. From that point the distance to the next balearic island is just about 40 km.

address: Carretera del Faro, 07580, Capdepera, Spain




Safari-Zoo Reserva Africana at Cala Millor next to Sa Coma

In this about 40 hectare big zoo live about 1.000 animals. The design of the parc looks like the african savannah. Due to the design there primarily live african animals like gnus, gazelles, giraffes, rhinos, ostrichs, several monkeys and elephants.

Like a real safari you drive with your own or a borrowed car. Alternatively there are busses and a small train for a trip through the park. To prevent against danger you are not allowed to leave the vessel or to lower the windows. The monkeys, for example, enjoy it to climb on cars or to grab all sorts of things through a window.

Well worth seeing are the elephant show, the exotarium, the small zoo with enclosures for beasts of prey and the petting zoo for kids. It is beeing rounded off with the big playground, the cafeteria and the kiosk.

address:
Carretera Portocristo-Cala Millor/Son Servera, KM 5, 07560 Sant Llorenç des Cardassar - Spain
phone: (+34) 971 810 909 / (+34) 971 810 484




Castell de Sa Punta de n'Amer at Sa Coma

This tower is situated on the tongue of land which is situated to the north of the promenade of Sa Coma. The tongue has a size of about 200 hectares, is a fascinating nature protection area and is named "Punta de n'Amer".

In former times it has been a defense tower giving protection against pirates. These days the tower allows an amazing view to the sea and the nature protection area. A small museum and a map showing the places of the other defense towers are worth having a look at.

address: Finca Sa Coma, 07530 Sant Llorenç des Cardassar, Majorca, Spain
phone: +34 971 810 304




Perlas Majorica S.A. at Manacor

This is the factory of the pears "Perlas Majorica" which are known and popular in the whole world. These pearls don't grow in a shell but in this factory. Their ingredients are natural materials, for example conches. It is exceedingly different to differ them from real pearls. They even shimmer in the same way and are even more robust. Thus there is a lot of costume jewellery like earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings. Classical design is available as well as modern design.

address: Via Roma 48, 07500 Manacor (Majorca), Spain




Santuari de San Salvador at Felanitx/Artá

The monastery has been launched in the year 1342 and is situated on the mountain "Puig San Salvador" at a height of about 500 meters behind battlements. The monastery area has been designed like a stronghold and the minster looks really magnificient. The 37 meters high tower with a 7 meter high Christ statue worth seeing. Also the view over the half of Majorca is overwhelming and fantastic. For guests who wish a overnight stay there are monastery cells and fireplaces in the kitchen to barbecue meat. The restaurant next to the monastery is very popular even at the local people.

address: Berg "Puig de San Salvador", 07200 Felanitx, Majorca, Spain
phone: +34 971 82 72 82 / +34 971 93 61 36




Castell de Capdepera at Cala Ratjada

Next to the well-known place "Plaça España" in the city of Cala Ratjada there is a stair with 147 steps which leads to the entrance of the stronghold. The stronghold has a moorish origin and is in an excellent condition. Since there are several houses within the stronghold it is some kind of village-stronghold. The castellated walkable battlements allow a great view to the sea and as far as to Cala Ratjada.

For the holy patron saint of the place there has been buildt the chapel "Capella de l'Esperança" in a late gothic style on the highest point inside of the stronghold. There is a nice legend about the statue of the Virgin Mary in the chapel: at the end of the 14th century pirates have attacked the city Capdepera. The inhabitants fetched the statue and positioned it on the wall. Suddenly fog came up and the pirates fled.

address: Calle de Castell, 07580 Capdepera, Majorca, Spain
phone: +34 971 818 746




Talayotic villages e.g. at Sa Coma

The megalithic talayot culture origins from the 13th until the 2nd century before Christ. These days there are several villages on Majorca which are being named "Clapers de gegants". They have been buildt with big stones. The archeological excavation of such talayot villages are often worth seeing. On Majorca you will find several of them, for example in Sa Coma and Felanitx.

 

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