Coves dels Hams

The Coves dels Hams ( Castilian: Cuevas del Hams, Fishhook Caves ' ) is a cave system on the east coast of the Spanish Balearic island of Mallorca. The caves are located in the municipality of Manacor, about one kilometer west of the village of Porto Cristo.

As also located in Porto Cristo Coves del Drac (, dragon caves ') are the Coves dels Hams a famous tourist attraction of the island in the region ( comarca ) Llevant.


The Coves dels Hams were discovered on March 2, 1905 by Pedro Caldentey. Located on the road to Manacor ramified cave system features such as the Coves del Drac an underground lake, but which is less extensive. The unusual tree-like grown forms of stalactites and stalagmites, the caves owe their name. Hams is a Majorcan word for fish hooks or harpoons.

The son of the discoverer, Lorenzo Caldentey, paid the caves of the day to be seen lighting. The tour of the caves takes place in conducted by multilingual guides groups. On a 500 -meter-long tour you go through as a dozen different caves. In one of the caves there will be held a concert show " Magical Mozart" with light effects that are very similar to the show in the cave of Coves del Drac. A decorated with a string of lights rowing boat slips during this show to the music of Mozart on a small lake. The caves are visited very busy in the summer months.