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Neptune's Grotto (Grotta di Nettuno)

Strada Provinciale 55, Alghero SS, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy
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Ranked #7 of 33 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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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We visited the Neptune's Grotto on a hot afternoon in August. The 20km drive from Alghero was nice and picturesque. There're a couple of good vista points along the way. The grotto itself is located some 600+ steps down the cliff, on its sunny side if you arrive in the afternoon. Alternatively, you can arrive to the grotto by boat... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We visited the Grotta di Nettuno by boat. The Capo Caccia is really impressive, as is also the Grotta. The water is very clear and the cave has a fairytale atmosphere. For the boat trip we needed to pay €16 per person and at the Grotta we apparently also needed to pay €13 per person to visit the cave itself.... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

So the cave was really nice, not a gigantic cave. You could see that there was soot left since when it was discovered and used candles to light it up. Some passages made me bend over much, so a bad back might not be the best thing. Also there are the stairs, they are lots of stairs if you choose... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

magical place but a lot of steps to get tofantastic inside.but there are over 600 hundred steps to get to it but well worth it.if you don't want the walk you can go by boat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The boat trip wasn't brilliant but inside the caves was beautiful. The guided tour was in Italian and English.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The cave is very impressive, but not that large. There are plenty of formations, but if you've been to Wookey Hole or Cheddar etc you'll be surprised by how short it is. The Majorcan Caves we visited were far more impressive. On the whole I thought the 13 euros for an Adult and 7 euros for children was a bit... More

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

They herd you in like cattle, and it is crowded in summer. If you have visited caves before, this is one to skip. Do visit the Capo caccia cliffs, though, they are worth it.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I visited here in late July with my girlfriend. We drove up from Alghero which is an easy and well sign-posted drive. When you arrive there is a roundabout with parking for about 10 cars around it. There is no car park. You will just to have to turn back and park at the side of the road. We were... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Amazing cave close the see. Very good atmosphere. I can recommend visit this place where are you in Sardinia.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

You may aproach the site in two major ways, either by boat from Alghero, or by car. If you don't like going by boat (for example, if sea is bumpy), you shall take into count that the access will require some physical strenght. Ascension after visiting caves might be especially exhausting in hot days.

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