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Neptune's Grotto (Grotta di Nettuno)

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Address: Strada Provinciale 55, Alghero SS, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy
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Activities: Walking
Description: Tour this marine cave that is carved in a spectacular sheer cliff, with...
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.
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We drove from Palau to visit the caves. Lot of steps to walk down and then up on way back. Try and time it to get down to cave on the hour or you will have a wait. 13 euros each... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Nice, but way too much tourists. Not worth the money it takes to come there by boat. Take the stairs, if you can get there by any means.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Based on the reviews we decided to take the boat from Alghero rather than the car plus 2x600 steps. There's a variety of boat companies to choose from in the port. We took the one that has a fixed kiosk in the harbour and operates big double decker boats that leave every hour in the summer season. The boat was... More 

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Athenry, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Lots of steps down to the Grotto. Very tranquil caves. But you have to go back up those steps to leave!!

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Fristad, Västra Götaland, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The most fantastic experience, exciting Place. Beutiful and interestin Cave with heaps of Beautiful stone formations.

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Skipton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We took a boat from the harbour out to Neptunes Grotto. The trip lasts about 21/2 hours and is well worth it. It costs 15 euros to get to the grotto and then 13 euros to go in but it is a lovely experience. The grotto is stunning.

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We drove from Palau to visit the caves. Lot of steps to walk down and then up on way back. Try and time it to get down to cave on the hour or you will have a wait. 13 euros each adult. Guide gives the tour in a lot of languages so should understand what he is saying. Be warned... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

You walk along the river mouth in a cave between water and stone, far from the outside heat (15 to 20 degrees !). beautiful stalactites and stalagmites

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Dunshaughlin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Impressive collection of stalegmites/tites surround a seawater lake. Access by boat or steps cut into side of spectacular cliff. Tour was overcrowded and rushed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Have seen lots of grottos In my travels - blue green and yellow - so wasn't that keen but had time to kill so drove up and walked up and down all those stairs which is worth doing for the views. The stalagmites and stalagmites in the caves are amazing and definitely worth visiting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Worth visiting and if possible try to combine the way to and from. Go with public transport so you can do the 650 stairs to the grotto and go back with the boat (if they sail).

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Address: Strada Provinciale 55, Alghero SS, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sardinia  >  Province of Sassari  >  Alghero

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