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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 a part of your Monterrey vacation plans using our Monterrey holiday planner.
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  • Very nice to visit caves, the ascent by cable car and the play of light that make in the ruins is very nice.
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  • Spectacular caves, near Monterrey. the rise in the cable car ride long more interesting, because you can enjoy a wonderful view of the mountains in the area. Highly recommended!
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  • They are a bit removed from Mty. If the caves are interesting, although the route is a little tired, but once finished, there isn't much to do. Okay for a plan for a couple of hours, if you think take a ride there.
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