Grutas de Garcia, Monterrey

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Head into Grutas de Garcia, an otherworldly system of caves dating back some 50-60 million years. The large chambers were first discovered in 1843 by a priest walking up the El Fraile mountain. Up until then, they had remained hidden in a limestone mountain, and submersion in seawater during the prehistoric era has left a wealth of marine fossils on the cave walls. Reach the caves by a five-minute ride on an aerial tramway; or, if you're feeling particularly energetic, consider taking the steep path up to the entrance. Make Grutas de Garcia part of your personalized Monterrey itinerary using our Monterrey tour itinerary builder app .
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  • Surprising and recommended Grotto after a nice ascent by cable car. Comfortable travel with spectacular stalactites and stalagmites
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  • It is wonderful to discover wonderful rock formations hidden in caves, in addition to the adjustments of lights help you a lot to attract the attention of children
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  • Excellent place to visit when in Monterrey. Not too far from the city. The caves are in the high part of a mountain, so you have to take a cableway with amazing view to get to the entrance. Brace for ...  more »

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