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Mexico Prismas Basalticos

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The basalt prisms of Santa MarĂ­a Regla are located in rock formations in the state of Hidalgo, near Huasca de Ocampo (Mexico). The columns were formed by the slow cooling of lava over millions of years. The blocks of basalt thus formed sometimes have 5, sometimes 6 sides.

These formations adorn the walls of the Alcholoya ravine, along which flow a series of waterfalls, with a total height of several tens of meters.

The German explorer Alexander von Humboldt paid a visit in 1803 and showed drawings of the basalt primates in the British Museum in London. He is seen as the first to promote the place as a tourist attraction.

Travel Information

It is about a 2 hour drive but in Mexico City much of the busiest traffic is therefore slightly longer.
Crowd Factor Lots of people
Best Timing Daytime
Sunrise & Sunset 07:10 - 18:23 | current local time: 14:13
Locations prismas basalticos
Photo Themes LandscapeWaterfall
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