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“Beautiful caves, with a small musical 'concert'.”
Review of Caves of Drach

Caves of Drach
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Mallorca Day Trip to Majorica Pearl Factory and Caves of Drach
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: World famous; inside is lake Martel, considered one of the largest underground lakes in the world, where live classical music concerts are performed every day. You can cross the lake on a boat at the end of the concert. BEWARE, don't get deceived by another small caves in Porto Cristo, their road signs can be confusing.
London, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful caves, with a small musical 'concert'.”
Reviewed 8 November 2013

The concert is a bit kitsch but the caves are beautiful with all the usual stalagmites, stalagtites, curtains etc... A beautiful fresh lake runs through and the boat ride although short is very pleasant. I would recommend this to anyone especially if you have children. There is no guidance or information about the formations as such which was disappointing. But a very safe path and plenty of staff to make sure you know where to go.

Visited November 2013
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“a must see to appreciate trip”
Reviewed 6 November 2013

At 14 euros each these caves are not cheap, but once you've walked through they are worth the money. you have to book a timed ticket when you arrive, but saying that there seems to be around 300 people on each session. you walk through on mass to start, but gradually people spread out and you get to take some stunning photos. you then all meet in an auditorium where musician arrive playing on boats. after this you get to take a short trip on the boats which is a real experience and made the trip worth while.

Visited October 2013
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“Very good, nice show but very crowded”
Reviewed 4 November 2013 via mobile

I went here with my parents and girlfriend and they are an amazing sight but they do get extremely full and you have to make sure you're right at the front for the boat show and if you want to go on the boat you need to make sure you're the first up as it only allows for 6 people per boat

Visited September 2013
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“Waste of money!”
Reviewed 2 November 2013

Paid 14 Euros each to see the caves of Drach. Was very dissapointed! Too many people let in and we were standing around in a small enclosed area for ages waiting to go through the caves. Then we were let through and it was pretty boring. Very long walk and we were expecting to get on a boat at the end of it. Everything looked the same. When we finally got to the end we all had to sit on benches and wait ages again, then three boats came through and they were playing classical music. Most boring thing I have ever seen! Do not recommend at all!

Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Definitely worth it!”
Reviewed 2 November 2013

Unless you are a real cave veteran and would have 'seen it all before', these I think largest caves on Mallorca offer loads of stalagmite/stalactite formations along a pleasant if rather dimly lit walk, and one ends up near an underground lake, at which the short classical concert was for me the highlight (tip: sit near left front if you want to catch the included boat ride with minimal queue).
Flash photography is not permitted, though many irritating tourist think themselves above that - the reason is to protect the staff from excess flash exposure, and who light a couple of places up with their torches. Sadly, it is thus only possible to obtain decent photos if one knows what one is doing and has the right equipment / film. That said, the modest gift shop at the end sells reasonably priced mementoes.
The gardens are also worth a short walk around, ideally before one's visit rather than simply waiting around - afterwards, they seem more like an add on as opposed to integral to the visit.
Overall, well worth it, though I think that the tourism authority / commercial operator could present the whole attraction better e.g. give a little more information about the caves, maybe offer better lighting or limited photo opportunities (it is not as if a visit is cheap), and indicate outside where else one should visit (not least in Porto Cristo). No-one local / reps really seemed to mention any of the other caves but I suspect they would also be good fun.

Visited October 2013
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