Palace Cave

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Access to the Palace Cave.

The Palace Cave (Spanish: Gruta del Palacio) is located at Flores Department, not far away from Trinidad, Uruguay.

History[edit]

It dates from the Late Cretaceous period and is composed of sandstone, which ferrified during the Paleocene.

It was first studied in 1877; in the early 20th century, it was explored by Dr. Karl Walter.[1]

The cave has been subject of the creation of a geopark.[2] UNESCO is considering it as a possible World Heritage site, due to its interest as a geopark.[3][4]

The Palace Cave is to be seen at the coat of arms of Flores Department.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Palace Cave". Uruguay.com. Retrieved 11 September 2013.
  2. ^ "Palace Cave, national pride". EL PAIS. 11 September 2012. (in Spanish)
  3. ^ UdelaR. "Geoparques: una alternativa para el desarrollo local". Retrieved 21 April 2012.
  4. ^ Grutas del Palacio y Pictografías de Chamangá a punto de ser reconocidas por UNESCO

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Coordinates: 33°16′34″S 57°08′00″W / 33.27611°S 57.13333°W / -33.27611; -57.13333