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Xerri's Grotto, Xaghra

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Xerri's Grotto (pronounced sherry) is a cave in the village of Xagħra, Gozo, Malta. It was discovered by local resident Anthony Xerri in 1923 or 1924 while digging a well under a private house. Xerri's Grotto is not far from another underground feature, Ninu's Cave.

The grotto is larger than Ninu's Cave. It contains various calcified formations, including stalactites and stalagmites, some of which resemble a tortoise, a vulture, giraffes or elephant's ears. Some other formations which developed as a result of the calcification of tree roots can also be seen.
The entrance to the cave is down a 10m spiral staircase, built into the original well shaft. The cave was extended during World War II when the family used it as an air raid shelter.
Today, the cave is illuminated by electric lights, and is open to the public with tours being given by the owners of the house.
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  • We really enjoyed this. It is so different and the grotto is much bigger and far more interesting than we thought it would be. We have been to Xaghra many times and this was the first time we visited....  more »
  • It's just under the normal building - discovered by accident when family was digging for water. The cave is small and the "tour" is quick but it was interesting. We did not have problem with getting.....  more »
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  • The grotto itself is interesting, especially for people who've never been to such places. But the staff lady was not very polite and didn't even try to tell the story of grotto (other reviewers write of such stories being told to them). But grotto is good.
  • Fantastic little stop and totally unexpected what we saw down deep in a former well. Guided by the owner whose grandfather dug this out over 10 years many decades ago. Well worth the 5 Euro for both of us. If claustrophobic avoid.
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