Cave of the Crystals

Remarkable Chapel of Crystals

Deep below Naica’s mountain in Mexico, are amazing giant selenite crystals which has attracted world-wide researchers, both for its rare beauty and scientific mystery.

Cave of the Crystals or Giant Crystal Cave (Spanish: Cueva de los cristales) is a cave connected to the Naica Mine, with an amazing display of some of the world’s largest gypsum. These giant selenite crystals found in Mexico’s cave at a depth of 300 metres (980 ft), in Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico.

The Naica Mine, is a working mine and one of the world’s largest deposits of silver, zinc, and lead. Underground are the giant cavern with these large natural gypsum crystals: translucent gypsum beams measuring up to 36 ft. (11m) wide and 90 ft. (30m) long. Its walls studded with towering sword-like selenite (gypsum) crystals up to 2m long. The Cave of Swords is closer to the surface at a depth of nearly 400 ft. (120 m).

Despite its grandeur, the caves are closed to tourists due to dangerous conditions: near 100-percent humidity and temperatures as high as 136 degrees, warmed by a pool of magma sitting below the cave. Conditions are returning to their undisturbed state, allowing the crystals to continue to grow.

DetailsTours Available:   Off
Recommended Visit:
Restrictions:
Attraction Type:

LocationNaica,
Municipality of Saucillo
Chihuahua




WatchRelated Shows
PopularShows To Watch

Featured

Popular

Biography

Bucket List

Staff Picks

Lists

MoreRelated Shows
Keukenhof Tulip Fields Netherlands Spring Gardens
One of the world’s most spectacular flower garden is in the Netherlands and features a beautiful variety of colorful flowers with certain garden themes....
Lake Bled Fairytale Destination
One of the most beautiful, picturesque lakes in Europe has a magical island in the middle, with a medieval church and wishing bell and boasting postcard views....
Zhangye Danxia Masterpiece of Nature
One of the most beautiful geological wonders of the world is China’s Geological National Park, featuring spectacular, rainbow mountains, an amazing colorful show....
Gamsutl Abandoned Village
Carved out of the mountains in Dagestan Republic, is an abandoned ancient Avar village, one of the oldest settlements on the territory of the republic....
ExploreLots Of Shows

Events

Accommodation

Destinations

Services

Attractions

Hospitality

ShowsYou Might Like
Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge Challenging UAE International Rally
One of the world’s most prestigious international cross country rallies, is the legendary UAE Desert Challenge, held in the United Arab Emirate of Abu Dhabi....
Six Senses Douro Valley Hotel Celebration of the Regional Richness
A superbly restored 19th century manor, set among vineyards and rolling hills in Portugal is the ultimate retreat in nature that focus on wellness and health....
Kukui Restaurant Exotic Pacific cuisine
In a tropical setting the exquisite Lihue restaurant offer the exotic tastes of Pacific Rim-inspired cuisine in a wonderful, setting with Hawaiian hospitality....
Teuila Festival Cultural Celebrations
One of the most captivating and entertaining annual cultural event in the South Pacific, which celebrates the uniqueness of the Samoan culture and heritage....
ShowstaEnjoy The Show

FAQ

Samples

Solutions

Traditions

Latest

Ideas

Home

Continents

Join

Find

Calendar

Help