Gruta da Torrinha

Cave of Torrinha


Useful Information

Location: 4km from Iraquara (Bahia). From Iraquara via highway BA-432. Follow the signs.
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Classification: quarzite cave  Karst cave
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Dimension: L=8,210m.
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Address: Gruta da Torrinha, Eduardo Martins, Iraquara.
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History


Description

Gruta da Torrinha was discovered by a group of French speleologists. It is maintained and guided by Eduardo Martins, the owner of the land where the caves are located. Fortunately he is very careful and protects the beauty of the cave.

Gruta da Torrinha is one of the largest quartzite caves of Brasil and thus of the world.

The most interesting features of the cave are definitely the numerous aragonite and gypsum minerals. It is said to contain the second largest aragonite flower in the world. Impressive is also the abundance of helictites.

The cave is not developed, but rather easy to visit and guided. A tour takes approximately two hours and includes some crawling. The cave is not developed or lighted, but rather horizontal.


See also


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