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Neptune's Grotto (Grotta di Nettuno)

Strada Provinciale 55, Alghero SS, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy
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Ranked #11 of 36 Attractions in Alghero
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves
Activities: Walking
Owner description: Tour this marine cave that is carved in a spectacular sheer cliff, with long winding passages that delve far into the rock passing many fantastical... more » Owner description: Tour this marine cave that is carved in a spectacular sheer cliff, with long winding passages that delve far into the rock passing many fantastical stalagmites and stalactites. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Even after walking down and up all those steps, I would say it was worth it. The tour itself is very short, maybe 30 to 40 minutes, but the guide spoke in a number of different languages and he could be heard very easily with a good speaker system. Well worth a visit

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Riga, Latvia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We take boat from Alghero. It took 1 hour and in the cave was excursion -english. Guide was good. Staff on boat was helpfull and this boat can be used for days excursin with picnics -I thinsk just for groups.

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Denmark
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277 helpful votes 277 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I just checked and Merrian Webster defines "Tourist Trap" as : a place that attracts many tourists and that charges high prices. Well...this Grotto comes very, very close to the definition, in my opinion. The guided tour tells you "this cave is called the Christmas Tree, because the stalagmites look like... a Christmas tree!" Well, thank you for the information.... More

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Margate City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We are a mid 60's couple, granted not disabled. We were really amused by ominous reports of the steps up and down to the grotto. The steps were not bad at all. If taken sensibly it requires modest effort, but the views are well worth the effort. The boat companies must push the ride, which I am sure is very... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The drive there was stunning and you wanted to stop and view the scenery. Some confusion at the start as it gives the Grotto times but does not tell you that you have over 700 steps to get there. never mind. They had already departed but the ticket seller said go ahead and you will catch up. The sudden arrival... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We went on the slower boat which was great. Suggest you take water with you as tour is 2-3 hours. The caves themselves were magnificent and the whole trip was actually well worth the €25.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This place was really amazingly beautiful. You have the option of arriving by boat from a few different locations around Alghero and the national park. I was lucky enough to drive there myself and couldn't resist stopping at almost every pull off point on the way as the view just kept getting better and better the closer I got to... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The grotto itself is wonderful and worth seeing. If you go by boat from Alghero harbour you also get to see Capo Caccia and th surrounding area. However entry to the cave costs 13 euros each (on top of the cost of the boat trip) and then there is a huge queue of people traipsig round, stopping and starting to... More

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Somerset
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150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We very much enjoyed our visit to the Neptune’s caves, but feel that it isn't a tourist attraction suitable for everybody. As our hotel was fairly close to the caves, we decided that we would opt for the steps down to them rather than have to go into Alghero to catch a boat. The caves were easy to find as... More

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Westray, Orkney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We travelled over to the Grotto by boat from Alghero, which made it a fairly expensive trip, but it was quite an experience. The rock formations in the cave are quite something and the guided commentary pretty good. Well worth the effort to get there and sure to be a favourite with Lord of the Rings fans. A cheaper alternative... More

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