|Location:||4 km east southeast of Carboneras, 20 km east of Matanzas.|
John Gunn (2003):
Encyclopedia of Caves and Karst Science,
p 272 mention
|Address:||Cueva Grande de Santa Catalina, Tel: +53-, Fax: +53-,|
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|1996||declared Monumento Nacional (National Monument).|
Cueva Grande de Santa Catalina is located at the Predios de Camarioca, on the Matanzas-Varadero Highway. It contained evidences of pre-Colombian visitors. The cave is renown for its cave mushrooms which are over a metre in height. This are spelethems resembling extremely big mushrooms, hence the name.
A natural limestone cave, located to 4 km to the east of the town of Carbonera, on the Matanzas-Varadero railway line. It was declared a National Monument in 1996. It is characterised by his 11 km [ others say 7 km] of underground passages which display some unusual speleothems. The cave is also noted for its native fungi, zinolitas and pictographs.
Text by Tony Oldham (2004). With kind permission.