Cova d'es Coloms

Cova des Coloms - Cave of the Doves - Cave of the Pigeons

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Location: From Es Migjorn Gran, follow the road Cami de Binigaus Nou to Playa de Binigaus. From Hotel Rural Binigaus Vell 330 m. Trail on the left side down into the barranco, on the opposite side of the barranco.
(39.932962989562434, 4.038915995691853)
Open: no restrictions.
Fee: free.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Dimension: L=110 m, W=15 m, H=24 m.
Guided tours: n/a
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Address: Cova des Coloms, Barranc de Binigaus Menorca, Es Migjorn Gran, Balearic Islands
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Cova d'es Box Canyon Cave (Cave of the Pigeons) is a single huge cavern, a cathedral like chamber which is 110 m long, 15 m wide and 24 m high. It is named after a special type of pigeons which live in this cave in huge amounts. They are called palomas torcaces by the locals and are hunted for centuries.

This cave is located in the Barranc de Binigaus, a deep and impressive gorge, at the foot of a cliff. On the top of this cliff is the village Binigaus. The cave is very popular for a siesta, for barbecue, and the local kids often make parties here during summer.