Cuevas del Pilar

Coves del Pilar

Useful Information

Location: West of Palma, from Vileta, Son Xigala, follow Cale del Pinar Park A
Open: No restrictions.
Fee: free.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst Cave
Light: bring torch
Guided tours:
Bibliography: M. Vadell, J. A. Zaragoza, M. A. Barceló, D. Crespí (2005): Aportaciones al conocimiento de la fauna cavernícola en el conjunto de las Coves del Pilar (Palma, Mallorca), Endins, 27: 75- 92. Palma de Mallorca.
R. Jordana et al (2005): Descripción de una nueva especie de Entomobrya (Collembola, Entomobryidae) de una cueva de Mallorca (Islas Baleares, España), Serie Zoologica, 29(2): 8-21. 2005
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The Cueva del Pilar is a former show cave. It is entered thourgh a 3 m wide and 2.50 m high portal, after the small entrance chamber a drop of several meters requires a careful climb. The following chamber is 30 m long and 20 m wide and full of speleothems. The next chamber called Caverna des Chaos (Chamber of Chaos) is even bigger, almost 50 m long and 30 m wide.

Around this cave there are numerous other small caves which can be visited.

The cave is well worth a visit, but requires some skill. Use appropriate caving gear when visiting this cave and never go alone. Good shoes, helmet and good lamps are essential.