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“What a pleasant surprise”
Review of Lithica

Lithica
Ranked #7 of 65 things to do in Ciutadella
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

The manager of our hotel told us about this place when we were looking for somewhere to visit other than another bay or church. To say that we were surprised is perhaps a bit of an understatement. This disused stone quarry is well hidden, tucked away down a side road near Ciutadella. Cut deep into the ground, with a series of gardens scattered around amid great soaring walls, it is very unusual and remarkably interesting. Where else are you likely to find a rose garden at the bottom of a 60 foot hole or a stage in an amphitheatre beneath 80 or 90 feet high walls?

The route around the site is well marked and visitors are left to wander at their own pace. We spent a good two hours there at a price of just four euros each. It is also interesting having a look through the fence at the new quarry being worked next door.

This attraction is very good value and well worth visiting.

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Reviewed June 6, 2013

What a fascinating and interesting place. Absolutely worth 4€ It's amazing what they have done with a disused location such as this! There was a sight round every corner and the photo oppertunities indicated by a blue eye have been carefully thought out!
The secret/medieval garden was so well hidden if you follow the blue trail and start to skip parts you will miss it so I advise to savour every nook and cranny!

The two things they let it down but defiantly do not effect the enjoyment is: one, not suitable for under 10s who do not show an interest in history or botany. The second is, the guide signs aren't in English so all the information about the old processes will remain lost to those of us who don't read/speak Spanish

Pictures to follow once back in blighty!

Thank Daveytee969
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

Lithica is an artistic development of a quarry, just off the ME1 as it meets the Ciutadella ring road. There are statues, sculptures and gardens to wander round.
It takes about an hour to walk round the short route with marked viewpoints, starting with the most recently quarried area, moving on to hand quarried area, then shallower pits with gardens.
This description doesn't do justice to the feel of the place. It's well worth the €4 entrance fee, and allowing longer than an hour to wander around the seconday paths as well.

Thank hcb1959
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

For 4 or 5 euros this was a couple of hours well spent walking the trail which is set out and moving from the gardens into the recently finished quarries. These are huge and make you feel pretty insignificant in the greater scheme of things. The lady who was on the door when we went was very good at explaining things asked of her, but just takes your entrance fee and explains the way round if not challenged. This is adult stuff and with kids i would think they would have to be kept well under control as these quarries are very deep and there is no fence to stop the nosey or dozey falling over the edge.

Thank grytpipethynne
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

My partner let out quite a few groans when I insisted on visiting a disused quarry, but he had to eat his words - it was excellent! There are a number of small quarry areas in the complex, all planted with gardens following particular themes, for example a medieval styled area. However the big attraction is the most recently used quarry - it is very deep and covers a huge area - go down to the floor of the quarry and look up and around - you feel very small! The whole place is very atmospheric and looks like a set from a science fiction film. We were there for a good hour and didn't see everything - got some amazing photos.

Thank DosCanas
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