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Grutas de Alvados

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Hidden : 1/28/2017
In Leiria, Portugal
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Grutas de Alvados

As Grutas de Alvados foram descobertas em 1964 e as Grutas de Santo António foram descobertas em 1955, mas apesar de surgirem tão perto uma da outra em pleno Parque Natural das Serras de Aire e Candeeiros e integrarem o maciço calcário da Estremadura, são de facto bastante diferentes entre si e têm características muito particulares que as distinguem uma da outra e por essa razão o público que as visita quase sempre escolhe o programa especial “visita conjunta” que abrange uma visita única e simultânea a ambas as grutas.

Com mais de 50 000 anos, as Grutas de Alvados destacam-se pelos contínuos corredores que se abrem inesperadamente em pequenas salas desniveladas e vários lagos naturais, para além dos seus inúmeros túneis interrompidos por profundos “algares” característicos na região….

As Grutas de Santo António impressionam pela sua sala monumental percorrida por pequenos cursos de água e lagos naturais, com temperaturas entre os 16 °C e 18 graus Celsius, totalmente recheada de “estalactites” e estalagmites”, constituindo ambas as grutas uma extraordinária obra da natureza, que nos convida a mergulhar numa aventura e num imaginário natural cujas diferenças adultos e crianças tentarão desvendar.

The Alvados Caves were discovered in 1964 and the Santo António caves were discovered in 1955, but although they appear so close to each other in the Natural Park of the Sierras de Aire and Candeeiros and integrate the limestone massif of Extremadura, they are in fact quite Different from each other and have very particular characteristics that distinguish them from one another and for that reason the public that visits them almost always chooses the special program ?? joint visit ?? Which covers a unique and simultaneous visit to both caves.

With more than 50,000 years, the Caves of Alvados stand out for the continuous corridors that open unexpectedly in small rooms uneven and several natural lakes, in addition to its numerous tunnels interrupted by deep ?? Characteristic in the region ??.

The Santo António caves are impressive for their monumental room, which is covered by small streams and natural lakes, with temperatures between 16 ° C and 18 ° C, totally filled with stalactites ?? And stalagmites, constituting both caves an extraordinary work of nature, which invites us to delve into an adventure and a natural imagination whose differences adults and children will try to unravel.

 

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