The Caves of Genova, located very close to Palma were discovered in 1906 by accident, when a well was being excavated on the same land. They constitute a fascinating natural legacy, sculpted in the rock, drop by drop over centuries.
In prehistoric times, Mallorca's caves served as a natural refuge and habitat. Today, on one of the self-guided visits we can see how the drops of water has sculpted the caves over the centuries. In the interior of the caves we find enormous cupulas, majestic columns, natural pools and even tunnels.
After several years closed, the Caves of Genova have reopened their doors to the public and are the caves closest to Palma that are visitable. The caves are especially accessible to people staying in the neighbourhood of Genova, close to Palma.
Like the other caves in Mallorca, these are comprised of subterranean galleries of calcaric rock. These galleries are connected by naturally formed corridors. The tour through the interior of the caves is self-guided, and you will descend to the illuminated galleries up to 36 metres deep. It is possible to take photos and video inside but always without flash, which can cause damage to the delicate formations.