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I was already in maquine cave and I thought I wouldn't see anything new. I was totally wrong . The... read more

Reviewed January 20, 2018
Vicky C
Barcelona, Spain
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very beautiful cave - make a reservation in advance if you want an english speaking guide

absolutely beautiful cave. came here with my Brazilian friend and had a private tour. the guide... read more

Reviewed December 5, 2017
Berlin, Germany
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Jul 26, 2018
“Arrived there and they had closed the visit to cut some trees... true”
Jan 20, 2018
“Worth a visit ”
Tue-Sun 8.30am-5pm
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Rod. Estadual AMG 0115, Estrada Campinho Lapinha Km 6 | Sumidouro State Park, Lagoa Santa, State of Minas Gerais 33400-000, Brazil
+55 31 3689 8592
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Reviewed July 26, 2018

Today july 26th 2018 I travelled with my family 1h30 h from Belo Horizonte to visit it. It was closed so they could cut some trees, as we were told. That is a total lack of respect with tourists. We had planned this trip for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

I was already in maquine cave and I thought I wouldn't see anything new. I was totally wrong . The cave and the surroundings are amazing any the guides make the best of it . Really professionals ! Don t forget to visit the museum...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Vicky C
Reviewed December 5, 2017 via mobile

absolutely beautiful cave. came here with my Brazilian friend and had a private tour. the guide didnt speak english but they do have guides who speak english, you just need to call in adcance and make an appointment. the park has also nice hikes so...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Deniss1058
Reviewed March 5, 2017

Really nice and chill place in the middle of nowhere. The groups are small and the people really friendly and nice. The gruta has beautiful shapes and colores. The only downgrade is, that they just explain everything in portugues, but its ok. There is also...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Oliver H
Reviewed August 20, 2016

The cave is beautiful, and it's close to Belo Horizonte, so you should consider visiting it if you are travelling to Belo Horizonte. Parque Estadual do Sumidouro is also nearby and you get a discount if you buy both tours together (they are both guided...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank John D
Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

The cave is located just a few miles from the city of Lagoa Santa, so it is possible to have lunch in this city before visiting the cave. There are also some restaurants on the way to the cave that serves regional food. The place...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Gislaine V
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.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank DanielBerquo
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

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Andrea I
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...More

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank Pete J
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...More

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David D
July 20, 2015|
Response from angelbeato03 | Reviewed this property |
Hello David, it costs R$15 (around 5 euros) to enter. If you ask me, this isn't really worth the visit. I would recommend Gruta do Maquiné or Gruta Rei do Mato, which are both still close to Belo Horizonte.