|Location:||West of Palma, from Vileta, Son Xigala, follow Cale del Pinar Park A|
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 3m wide and 2.50m high portal, after the small entrance chamber a drop of several meters requires a careful climb. The following chamber is 30m long and 20m wide and full of speleothems. The next chamber called Caverna des Chaos (Chamber of Chaos) is even bigger, almost 50m long and 30m 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.