We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Gruta Da Lapinha

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Estrada Campinho Lapinha | Parque Estadual do Sumidouro, Belo Horizonte, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Phone Number: +55(31) 3661-8671
Website
Improve this listing
Description:

Tue-Sun 8.30am-5pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 395 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 208
    Excellent
  • 155
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Beatiful

A beautiful place to visit and to learn more about caves and nature. The guides are very polited and respectful. Since you're there, go to the museum inside the park area and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
DanielBerquo
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

395 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

A beautiful place to visit and to learn more about caves and nature. The guides are very polited and respectful. Since you're there, go to the museum inside the park area and learn more and more with Erika's help.

Helpful?
Thank DanielBerquo
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I keep good memories and return . excellent place I enjoyed and recommend. Rescue good energy. You have to travel one hour it is far . Look for tour operator

Helpful?
Thank Andrea I
Crystal Lake, Illinois
Level Contributor
49 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This cave is not huge, but quite spectacular. Over 500 meters in length with amazing formations. (Reminder - Stalactites hang from the ceiling, the other ones are stalagmites....) Reasonably priced, easily accessible, and ample parking. The pavilion at the state park is very nice with a small coffee shop and store. Staff was very friendly and the tour of the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Pete J
Level Contributor
64 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

This is a nice place to visit. You can know the history of the Caves and the rock formations. Only I don't really think it's worth it if you're far away. Like it's a really short visit. Less than an hour I would say in total.

Helpful?
3 Thank angelbeato03
Belo Horizonte, MG
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

One cannot believe that nature can form this kind of things with water ! They give the guests a lot of access to places that probably we can´t see around the world. The food is average, the restrooms are average.

Helpful?
1 Thank HOTELLESPACE
Level Contributor
196 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

This cavern is fantastic... If you like to have experiences with nature, supported by a good staff and very well planed visit, you should go there!

Helpful?
Thank Sergio P
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
112 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Make sure you book as we arrived at two and due to a school trip could not get in. It was booked for one hour by school trip and closed at four!

Helpful?
1 Thank Jude W
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

The cave has "rooms" with amazing shapes formes over millions of years. It's a place worth visiting by its natural beauty, besides the museum with lots of pieces of fossils and a bit of the history of the region.

Helpful?
Thank marcosmicussi
Belo Horizonte, MG
Level Contributor
219 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

This is an amazing site to visit when in Minas Gerais state. The Danish cientis Peter Lund is the discoverer and explorer of many sites in the area. Anthropology and history together.

Helpful?
2 Thank LESIUS_LENHADUS

Travelers who viewed Gruta Da Lapinha also viewed

 

Been to Gruta Da Lapinha? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Gruta Da Lapinha and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Gruta Da Lapinha staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?