Damlatas Magarasi

Dripstone Cave


Useful Information

Location: In the city center of Alanya, at the harbour, at the western foot of the Fortress of Alanya.
Open: All year daily 10-18. [2004]
Fee: Adults TRL 2,750,000.
[2004]
Classification:  Karst cave. Permian metamorphic limestone.
Light: electric.
Dimension: T=22°, H=95%, L=40m.
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Address: Damlatas Magarasi Yani, Damlatas Cad., No:1, Alanya, Tel: +90-242-5131240, +90-242-5135436, Fax: +90-242-5135438
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History

 
1948discovered during blasting work for the construction of Alanya Harbour.

Description

Damlatas Magarasi is a small cave with beautiful calcite formations, located right in the center of Alanya and one of the town's most popular attractions. It was discovered by engineers during blasting work for the construction of Alanya Harbour in 1948.

A large cavern with a size of 13 x 10m and a height of 15m is used for Speleotherapy. The humid air is supposed to be good for fighting asthmatic problems. The doctors at Alanya prescribe this treatment regularly, and every morning before tourists enter the cave there are some hours reserved for patients.

The harbour is the right place for even more cave visits, as a boat can take you to three sea grottoes.


See also


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