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Ninu's Cave, Xaghra

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Cave · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Ninu's Cave is a cave in the village of Xagħra, Gozo, Malta. Ninu's Cave was discovered by local resident Joseph Rapa in 1888 while digging a well under a private house. Ninu's Cave is not far from another underground feature, Xerri's Grotto.

The cave is formed in upper coralline limestone. It has many natural stalactites and stalagmites, and also a few helictites. Many of these formations are dry, with the same colour as the surrounding rock, but a few are semi-transparent.
It also had soda straws, but these have been broken off.
The cave is entered by a 4m descent down a spiral staircase, which ends in a large chamber of approximately 20m by 8m. Ninu's Cave is illuminated by electric lights, and is open to the public all year round.
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  • You ring the bell and a delightful gentleman showed us to the cave which his grandfather found when digging for water in 1888. Short but worth finding this little treasure  more »
  • Cool little gem, small but really cool if your into geography and that kinda stuff.. Ring the bell to get attention, had a really interesting man show me around, he knew all the history... I donated.....  more »
  • I don't wanna knock anyone's bread and butter here, but it's just not worth the time or money. I am from America but my family is Maltese. The old lady was very nice and told us the story of the cave but some tourists went in ahead of us and she charged them 5 euro. She thought I was a tourist and I started talking Maltese and she said 2 euro for me. And honestly, it's still not even worth that. The cave is the size of a small bedroom. You can look at everything twice and spend 30 seconds in there. Again, lady is nice and the story is cool but really nothing to look at or explore.
  • Such an unusual phenomenon. Glad to have experienced it. I have taken many of the family to see this and today was my 4th visit.
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