Coves del Drach

Coves del Drach


Porto Cristo, Spain (ES)
The Caves del Drach (Catalan pronunciation: [kɔvəz ðəɫ ˈdɾak], modern Catalan spelling: Coves del Drac, Spanish: Cuevas del Drach, English: "Caves of Drach", lit. "Dragon caves") are four great caves that are located in the island of Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain. They are in the municipality of Manacor, near the locality of Porto Cristo. The caves extend to a depth of 25 m, reaching 2.4 km in length. The four caves, called Black Cave, White Cave, Cave of Luis Salvador, and Cave of the French, are connected to each other.

The caves have formed by water being forced through the entrance from the Mediterranean Sea, and some researchers think the formation may date back to Miocene. There is an underground lake situated in the caves called Martel Lake, which is about 1150 m in length and 30 m in width.
The Caves del Drach (Catalan pronunciation: [kɔvəz ðəɫ ˈdɾak], modern Catalan spelling: Coves del Drac, Spanish: Cuevas del Drach, English: "Caves of Drach", lit. "Dragon caves") are four great caves that are located in the island of Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain. They are in the municipality of Manacor, near the locality of Porto Cristo. The caves extend to a depth of 25 m, reaching 2.4 km in length. The four caves, called Black Cave, White Cave, Cave of Luis Salvador, and Cave of the French, are connected to each other.

The caves have formed by water being forced through the entrance from the Mediterranean Sea, and some researchers think the formation may date back to Miocene. There is an underground lake situated in the caves called Martel Lake, which is about 1150 m in length and 30 m in width.
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