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Can Marçà cave in Ibiza

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This cave dates back over 100,000 years and rodent bones and fossils from extinct species, whose skeletons are kept in the Natural History Museum today, have been found there. Can Marçà cave is located between 10 and 40 metres above sea level inside a cliff in Port de Sant Miquel de Balanzat in the municipality of Sant Joan de Labritja in northern Ibiza. The access road affords a spectacular panoramic view of the Port de Sant Miquel, Pas de S'Illa, the Walled Island and Torre des Molar. Following down a pathway carved into the rock leads to the mouth of the cave 14 metres above sea level where the visit begins. The cave dates back over 100,000 years and was formed by telluric faults. It has passed through glaciations and tropical heat and the deepest galleries where dripping continues to form stalactites is almost fossilised nowadays. Since the cascades and water courses that ran through the cave are fossilised, the speleologists that have taken part in preparing the cave have recreated them artificially to reproduce conditions in ancient times. The cavity known as Can Marça used to be popular with smugglers, who would hoist contraband goods from the sea and pass them through a 10-metre-wide opening. The red and black painted signs that marked the way for smugglers when they needed to escape or in emergencies can still be seen today. Open all year round. Telephone: 0034 971 33 47 76

Can Marçà cave in Ibiza
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Avinguda Benirràs, 36, Sant Joan de Labritja

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Neighborhood: Sant Joan de Labritja
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