Maquine Cave, Cordisburgo

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Maquine Cave is a lime stone cave 880 m (2887 ft) long and 120 m (393 ft) deep. There are eight chambers with stalactite formations that are notable for their striking formations and bizarre shapes, resembling bells, shells, horses, rams, and elephants. The local guide will accompany you as walk along the walkways to glimpse the wonders. Besides discovered animal fossil remains and the cave’s speleological value, human bones have also been found at this location. To visit Maquine Cave and get the most from your holiday in Cordisburgo, create itinerary details personal to you using our Cordisburgo day trip planning tool .
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  • The Grotto is very beautiful, with interesting formations. The internal spaces are generally wide, so that there is not much claustrophobia. The instructor who accompanied us was very sweet and friendly, making the tour even more enjoyable.
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  • For those who are a fan of natural beauties, this cave is an indispensable tour for those who visit Minas Gerais. The cave, discovered in 1825 is considered the birthplace of Brazilian paleontology and has seven galleries with beautiful architectural forms, carved by water work for millennia. The scientific exploration of the site was carried out by The Danish Peter Wihelm Lund. In the extension of 650 meters one admires abstract natural sculptures of stalactites. The open area for visitors, approximately 400 meters long, is strategically illuminated to enhance the shapes sculpted by time. The cave tour is done by safe walkways and accompanied by a local guide which enriches theoretically about the place. The entire internal area of the cave enchants and provokes the imagination of the tourist: it is possible to identify forms of animals, bear, elephant, for example, a large mushroom remembering the shape of the cloud of an atomic explosion. And no different in the Fairy Gallery, it is possible to admire bright crystals, identified as fringes, wreaths and chandeliers. Take a camera or mobile phone with a good flash system to record stunning images.
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