The Cave takes us back 10 million years in time.

In 1945, a farmer who was prospecting for a source of water on land at So Na Pacs stumbled across the cave when he enlarged a small orifice from which he could feel a draught of air coming..

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15 million years ago the continents which today we know as Africa and Europe collided, causing these strata of rock from the Mesozoic age, which formed the sea bed, to be piled up on their side, becoming the Serra de Tramuntana mountains.

How the Caves evolved

  • Last 12 million years - Geological processes (karstic landforms) giving rise to the Campanet Caves.

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  • 1945 - The Campanet Caves are discovered.

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  • 1946 - Work is begun prior to opening the Caves to the public.

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  • 1948 - The Campanet Caves open to visitors.

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The Cave attracts a more independent kind of visitor than do the mass tourist attractions elsewhere in the island. It has emerged as the Serra de Tramuntana’s most important cave open to the public.