The marble caves in Patagonia are a masterpiece of nature. Thousands of years of erosion have formed this intricate network of caves, which, combined with the reflection of sunlight from the glacial slag at the bottom of the lake, make this natural network of caves colorful, beautiful and unforgettable.
Marble cathedral, also known as marble cave, is one of the most beautiful cave networks in the world. The marble church is located in lake carrera in Patagonia, Chile, the second largest freshwater lake in South America, surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of the andes.
The water in general carrera lake comes from melting glacial water from the surrounding mountains and carries into the lake molten slag from the glaciers, which is made up of tiny mineral particles. Tiny slag particles deposited at the bottom of the lake reflect the sun’s rays, turning general carrera’s water into a bluish turquoise color that varies with its depth.
Marble cathedral cave is an intricate system of water-filled caves that forms an unrivaled landscape through a natural ‘light show’. When the sunlight shines on the sparkling lake, the azure water will reflect the light onto the walls of the marble cave. At the same time, the smooth cave walls will reflect the light to the water surface, forming a natural “neon” effect, which will complete the colorful illusion of the intricate cave and make it look strange.
Located in the remote area of the southernmost tip of Chile, on the border between Argentina and Chile, the marble cathedral cave is located on the Chilean side. The marble cathedral consists of three main caves: the cathedral (La Capilla), the cathedral (El Catedral) and the cave (La Cueva). The marble churches, which have been shaped by waves and erosion for more than 6,200 years, are a maze of caves.
The best way to visit is by boat or kayak. You can walk through the tunnel and see the fantastic cave tunnel scenery. For the best view, the best time to visit is in October, when the lake is at its shallowest and the marble cathedral is covered by the lake to the maximum extent possible. When rowing, you can get off the boat and wade through the cave.