Published on June 8, 2012, 4:42 pm

Cave of Maquiné is an option of Ecotourism in Cordisburgo – MG

Minas Gerais

The cave of Maquiné in Cordisburgo, MG, was discovered in 1825 by the Portuguese Joaquim Maria Maquiné and researched scientifically in 1834 by Peter Lund, it is considered one of the most beautiful in the world.

About the cave, the Danish Peter Wilhelm Lund described it as “the richest poetic imagination could not engender such splendid home for the wonderful beings, on this remarkable cave, she would be forced to admit its impotence … As for me, I confess that is the nature, or in the art, I never contemplated anything so wonderful. ”

Its length is 650 meters, has 18 meters deep, with temperatures varying from 18 ° to 22 ° C and has an area of ​​12,000 m².

The halls of Maquiné were given names in accordance with the naturally drawn. Still getting outside light, the hall appears, soon after there is the hall of the Bear, with many stalactites. In the hall of the ram or the elephant stand up striking formations, among which a large mushroom resembling a bomb.

Besides the value speleological, in the Cave of Maquiné also been found human bones.

Tips for visiting the cave

1. Visiting hours: Daily from 8 am to 17 pm.
2. Try to go early or late, because the cave during the day heats up and gets too hot inside the cave.
3. The city nearest to stay is Cordisburgo.
4. Belo Horizonte is 114km away. Access: BR 040/MG231 highways
5. Other caves open to visitors: Lapinha Cave and Rei do Mato Cave that are not too far from the site. 6. Do not expect a virgin cave. The place has parking, restaurant, bus tours to tourists and seniors.

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