Garcia is a small town about 40 minutes drive to the northwest of
Monterrey. The caves known as Grutas de Garcia are about 9 km from the
town. As part of the social program of the ICME-11
conference, that Sakorn attended, we joined a day trip to the town and
around the caves is quite spectacular.
weathered limestone hills have been carved into a variety of shapes by
many centuries of weathering.
provided what was, for us, a very unusual landscape.
in front of a massive limestone hill.
A new cable
car has replaced the old funicular railway.
Here is the
entrance to the caves.
Inside is an
As we moved
from chamber to chamber we were treated with views of a multitude of
different rock formations.
artwork, created over many thousands of years, never ceases to amaze me.
caves we see yuccas with a precarious toehold on the cliff edge.
shows the view from the cave entrance with the visitors centre and
carpark in the centre of the foreground.
little town of Villa de Garcia two houses have been converted into
small museums. Sakorn stands in the walled courtyard of one
Here is an
interesting locally made ceramic piece.
is a featured craft in Mexico. This beautiful saddle is a
see Horse Saddle Mountain, which dominates the skyline in
Monterrey, from the other side.