The Coves dels Hams (literally “Fishhook Caves”) were discovered in 1905. On the 2nd of March of that same year, the speleologist and tourism pioneer, Pedro Caldentey Santandreu, discovered these caves close to Porto Cristo, on the east coast of Mallorca, while he was looking for onyx stones.
Caldentey knew that this discovery would be of great interest for future visitors and, therefore, he adapted the caves by improving the entrances and plotting routes. In 1912, he introduced a big technological invention: the lighting through an electrical installation. Using a watermill with a turbine and a tank, he managed to illuminate the caves for 16 hours.
The Coves dels Hams (“Fishhook Caves”) include different rooms. One of them is called “An angel’s dream”, and there you can admire the eccentric stalactites that give name to these caves (the word “hams” means “fishhook” in Catalan).
The caves have a large underground lake called Sea of Venice, where a concert accompanied by a light show takes place.
Another attraction is “Digithams”, a spectacular combination of digital technology and the setting of the caves. Thanks to engravings and drawings of the most important figures of science, technology and culture from the 19th century, which are projected on the millenary stone of the cave, you can admire an unforgettable digital experience.
The Coves dels Hams are located in km 11, on the road that goes from Manacor to Porto Cristo. (Tel.: 971 82 09 88/ 971 82 24 39; Fax: 971 82 02 71)
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