Just outside Maastricht, close to the Belgian border, you will find one of the most exquisitely carved limestone quarries in the world. Exploitation of this quarry took place between 1704 and 1880, when marlstone was widely used as a building material. The fact that these underground passageways now contain a subterranean museum can be attributed to Maastricht's Jesuit Fathers who carved numerous reliefs and statues in the marl walls between 1860 and 1960.
Besides the many interesting studies and publications they produced, they drew a map and created numerous charcoal and coloured drawings. In addition, they carved a great number of impressive reliefs and statues in the marl walls. Winged bulls, the Alhambra (including a fountain and a pond), Christ next to Buddha, the head of Ramses II, and many other fascinating objects embellish the interior of the subterranean galleries.
Duration: 1.5 hours
Price: € 7.00 per person This price is based on a group of 10 people. It can be booked, however, for any number of participants (starting price € 70.00).
Extra: € 10.00 reservation fee
Extra details: The temperature in the passageways is always 10 °C. Warm clothes and comfortable shoes are recommended.