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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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  • Within the caves they have several points of interest, are names what columns form using your imagination, is a long journey, implies physical wear and tear since you are walking and going up and down stairs, also have a very nice cable car tour to raise and lower at the end than are the grottoes you go to a room where you put a small documentary of the same It is father only to know and who you are. Tip: don't forget sunscreen, hat and water!
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  • Definitely worth the drive and really cheap to get in. We rented a car and parked with no problem, it was $80 pesos to take the cart up (they did stuff it with way too many people though). Once you ge...  more »
  • A scenic but short tram ride up the steep hill to the entrance of the cave. There's a path if you wish to walk up or down. The tour takes about 45 minutes, guides are helpful and personable. The cave ...  more »