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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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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We drove here parking the car was a challenge in its self we knew there were alot of steps however i was not prepared for how steep it was coming back up the fact people were hyperventilating coming back should of been a sign in its self. some steps were quite narrow so if you have bad legs i wouldnt... More

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manchester
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Not being a good sailor I was reluctant to make this trip. However I need not have worried the journey was quick and what awaited us was beautiful a supreme work of nature.

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Breda, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Don't let the 600+ steps scare you. You don't have to be an athlete to reach the cave. The cave itself is really amazing with lots of stalagmites and stalactites but be prepared to be a sheep in the herd walking through the cave in a long line listening to totally unintelligible italian-english. I suggest you ignore the other tourists,... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We took the boat which was nice, they all go there so we found they were a little negotiable. It's a popular visit, a bit expensive but it's what you're there for I guess and it is spectacular

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Aarhus, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

After you have descended all the stairs, you'll be inside this limestone cave, with a large opening out towards the sea, where you also will be able to reach it from. It takes a well 45 minutes to see it all during high season, and especially if you havent seen a limestone cave before, you'll be stunned.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Easy to arrange from the waterfront at Alghero - several different boats make this trip. You join a group tour every half hour, with commentator - we were at the back of a large group and could not hear a word! However, grotto is nice enough - bit cold in there so remember to take something warm to wear. This... More

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Halden, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Neptune's Grotto lies about 40 minutes from Alghero. You can take the Alghero Beach Bus here for 5€ with return per person. These caves were awesome, and the view on the way down was amazing. ... But it was exhausting! To get down from the cliff to the grotto, you need to walk down a lot of steps. Counted about... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

You feel like Lara croft...yes it's hard going down but the views you get you don't get on a boat!! Plus there are shaded spots to rest

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Mierzyn, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Grotta itself is worth to see. Be prepared to boat trip and going out of boat straight into grotta between the huge rocks. It all well prepared but it's not for those who are fearing waves.

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MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Really glad we did this on our last day in Alghero before driving to Palau / La Maddalena. We debated taking the boat from Alghero or driving and doing the stairs. I did my homework by reading posts of others that talked about how many stairs, you should be in good health etc. But no one talked about how rough... More

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