Voted #3 on TheCultureTrip.com’s list of the Top 10 Things to Do and See in Memphis, Tennessee, the Crystal Shrine Grotto has been stunning visitors since its debut in the 1930s. Located inside Memphis Memorial Park Funeral Home & Cemetery, the Crystal Shrine Grotto was designed by Mexican artist Dionicio Rodriquez and has been inspiring visitors.
Dionicio dug a cave almost 60 feet into a hill on the grounds of the cemetery and decorated the interior with faux crags made of cement and quartz crystals. Beautiful crystals are exposed to the sunlight on the exterior end to create gorgeous glowing effects. The stonework around the grotto showcases a series of biblical tableaus with two-dimensional figures depicting the life of Jesus Christ. The peaceful scenes are a mixed media of paint and sculpted by a variety of artists. There is a peaceful ambiance for those visiting and it’s easy to be in awe of its majestic scenery.
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Those of you who live in Memphis or will be traveling to Memphis must add the Crystal Shrine Grotto to your bucket list. Come and see why TheCultureTrip.com voted the Crystal Shrine Grotto #3 on its Top Ten Things to Do and See in Memphis. For more information on the Grotto or its hours of operation please, visit us at https://www.memorialparkfuneralandcemetery.com/tour-our-facilities/ . The Crystal Shrine Grotto is located at 5668 Poplar Ave. Memphis, TN 38119. Call 901.302.9980 for additional information or contact us to schedule a tour.