The Marble Caves, Chile

Postcard: The Marble Caves in Chile ... also known as Capillas de Mármol

The Marble Caves, also known as Capillas de Mármol, are located in Patagonia, Chile. They are a natural spectacle that will leave you in awe.

  • One of the most isolated natural treasures of the world.
  • They are a series of sculpted caves in the General Carrera Lake in the heart of Patagonia.
  • Three formations that make up this natural spectacle are The Cathedral, the Chapel and the Cave. 
  • They can be seen over an area of ​​300 meters.
  • How did they form? By 6.000 + years of waves washing up against calcium carbonate.
  • The swirling blue colors of the cavern walls are a reflection of the lake’s azure waters, which change in intensity and hue, depending on water levels and time of year. 
  • They are accessible only by boat.
  • Best time to visit is between September and February, when the ice melts and the color of the water is particularly enchanting turquoise.
  • They are one the most beautiful landscapes of southern Chile and one of the favorite destinations for photography lovers.

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