Bardas Blancas

Mendoza saved thousands of surprises for who dares to explore its wonderful landscape. One of these fascinating places to visit is the Moncol Hill of 1930 m in height, only 71 km from the city of Malargue, without a doubt, one of the most interesting excursions in Mendoza for lovers of Speleology. It happens that in this Hill lies the Reserva Natural Cave of witches. Cardiologist wanted to know more. Access is quite simple, since the route 40 there is a deviation of only 8 km that leads us to the place. The nearest town is called Bardas Blancas, where you can find basic supplies for survival. In the place there is a detachment of Rangers, with public toilets and tourist assistance.

To visit the cave of the witches, it is necessary to coordinate with a local guide who will take us to one of the most incredible places of Latin America. Almost 10,000 people a year visit these amazing caves beneath the Earth. To make this excursion it is necessary to go with comfortable clothes and a comfortable non-slip footwear. These caves have stalagmites and stalactites with an enormous diversity of shapes and colors. The first of the rooms that can be accessed is the room of the Virgin that bears this name because the stalactites have taken the curious form of the Virgin Mary. Also the room of flowers and the Hall of columns found.

The witches ‘ cave has approximately 400 m long, with several galleries and passages, some of which only can be travelled crawl, which is called the cat FL AP. The area is very protected by national laws that prevent anything in this place can be modified. In fact, the cave of the witches is a living cave, as geologically known this type of formations which is still their development, because imperceptibly the cavern is still forming. Large number of researchers come year after year to see these interesting natural formations, because studying stalactites and stalagmites can be analyzed climate changes the Cuyo region has suffered over the centuries. Every inch of stalactite requires some 1600 years to grow. Without undoubtedly, the witches cavern is one of the excursions in Mendoza that deserves the transfer from urban centres, already that it is not only a natural treasure of humanity, but that due to its short distance from Malargue, the excursion may be carried in a single day.