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Nombre de Dios Grottoes

Chihuahua

This stunning spot is just 15 minutes away from the state capital, by car. Inaugurated just twenty years ago, the Nombre de Dios Grottoes have become one of the most popular places to visit, recommended by tourists and locals alike of all ages, who have explored their underground caverns.

The whole museum, formed by nature itself, is located inside the Cerro del Caballo, offering a route which is almost a mile long, and more than 260 feet deep. During the tour, the guide will show you multiple caverns with whimsical shapes formed by stalactites and stalagmites over the centuries. “La Palmera”, “La Torre de Pisa” or “La Cascada”, are just some of the formations you’ll come across during your visit.

Some of these formations are particularly eye-catching due to the inexplicable accuracy in their shape, others due to their incredible size; many others due to way they seem to be related, such as in the case of “El buffet” for example, with everything from pieces of chicken and meat, to vegetables, a reminder that nature’s gifts and inventiveness never fail to amaze us.

It’s interesting to note that this spot, which is a Natural Heritage Site in the State of Chihuahua, was once a prolific source of minerals, such as silver. During the gold rush, numerous groups of miners arrived, who were attracted by the presence of various metals and came in search of the most precious one of all. It opened its doors to visitors in the year 2000, continuing to act as a treasure chest, in its own way.

Remember to take with you comfortable shoes, either sneakers or hiking boots, as it can be very damp inside the caves, and extremely hot at certain points. The ground is slightly slippery, so in order to concentrate on having a good time, make sure you keep this recommendation in mind.
This stunning spot is just 15 minutes away from the state capital, by car. Inaugurated just twenty years ago, the Nombre de Dios Grottoes have become one of the most popular places to visit, recommended by tourists and locals alike of all ages, who have explored their underground caverns.

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The whole museum, formed by nature itself, is located inside the Cerro del Caballo, offering a route which is almost a mile long, and more than 260 feet deep. During the tour, the guide will show you multiple caverns with whimsical shapes formed by stalactites and stalagmites over the centuries. “La Palmera”, “La Torre de Pisa” or “La Cascada”, are just some of the formations you’ll come across during your visit.

Some of these formations are particularly eye-catching due to the inexplicable accuracy in their shape, others due to their incredible size; many others due to way they seem to be related, such as in the case of “El buffet” for example, with everything from pieces of chicken and meat, to vegetables, a reminder that nature’s gifts and inventiveness never fail to amaze us.

It’s interesting to note that this spot, which is a Natural Heritage Site in the State of Chihuahua, was once a prolific source of minerals, such as silver. During the gold rush, numerous groups of miners arrived, who were attracted by the presence of various metals and came in search of the most precious one of all. It opened its doors to visitors in the year 2000, continuing to act as a treasure chest, in its own way.

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