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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  • If you visit the city of Monterrey must not miss this place. It is very close to the city and is very nice.
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  • Not far from Monterrey, 20 minutes... average ride tomorrow, I recommend you always go in summer, within the cave temperature is 20 degrees, there are many steps and rest areas. I recommend you to return for the "village" is old Garcia and eat there.
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  • On several occasions I have visited them and who comes to visit Monterrey is a compulsory visit. A spectacular place, prepare for a good walk.
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