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Xerri's Grotto

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Address: Xaghra, Island of Gozo, Malta
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A small delight

For two euros well worth a visit, apparently been with the same family for four generations. Just ring the bell next to the door.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
R C

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For two euros well worth a visit, apparently been with the same family for four generations. Just ring the bell next to the door.

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Athlone, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

It is a small little grotto, only takes a few minutes to go around it. It is €2.50 per adult so not over priced. Children might like the various stalactites and stalagmites that look like different animals. It is amazing to think that it exists just in the street, in a row of houses. Worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

The owner of the house explained the history of the cave. Her Grandfather's family owned a large price of land and whilst digging for water so they could decide where to build the house this cave was uncovered. Any visitors must go through the family's house to get to the steps leading to the cave. Although small this is definitely... More 

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Keighley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Not far from the Cornucopia Hotel, this grotto is worth the visit. We were shown around by the grandson of the original owner who discovered the grotto, whilst digging for a well in his basement. A must see at an extremely reasonable entry fee.

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Palo Alto, CA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

It took us forever to find this place - locals at restaurants and stores all gave us completely different directions to different parts of town for this, so I gather this is not a big place for the locals. The lady who gave us the tour is a descendant of the man who discovered this when digging for a well.... More 

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Addlestone
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We were staying just 5 minutes round the corner from this local attraction (at Hotel Cornucopia); amazing site with amazing family story! I can't imagine how he and his x7 sons dug out this grotto 100 years ago, with pick axes and candles ... perhaps they need to update their publicity? But current resident very gracious, so do ring the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

For only €2.50 this attraction is a must see when visiting Malta/Gozo. Myself and my partner were absolutely mind blown with this attraction and it was one our favourite attractions that we saw. We were shown around by Xerri's granddaughter who told us all about it, just wow!!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

A quaint cave under a house. Larger than it's neighbour Ninu's cave but just a lovely. A €2.50 entry fee is about right. The lady whose house sits above the cave tells you the story of her recent ancestor and how he found the cave and she points out various formations and where to take the best photos. A visit... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

If you haven't been to any caves ever, this might be a nice experience, to see the "power of water". The cave is rather small and it is under the Xerri family house. It was discovered while digging for water. If hard to find, use the Wikipedia coordinates :) Entry is 2,5 euro

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

If you like cave this is a must not very big but nice to visit while you are in Gozo and while you there in xaghra just visit the calepso cave as well

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