Ninu's Cave

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Ninu's Cave
Map showing the location of Ninu's Cave
Map showing the location of Ninu's Cave
Location Xagħra, Gozo, Malta
Coordinates 36°03′04.5″N 14°15′53.2″E / 36.051250°N 14.264778°E / 36.051250; 14.264778Coordinates: 36°03′04.5″N 14°15′53.2″E / 36.051250°N 14.264778°E / 36.051250; 14.264778
Discovery 1888
Access Open to the public
Lighting Electric

Ninu's Cave is an underground cave in the village of Xagħra, Gozo, Malta. Ninu's Cave was discovered by local resident Joseph Rapa in 1888 while digging a well under a private house. Ninu's Cave is not far from another underground feature, Xerri's Grotto.

The cave is formed in upper coralline limestone. It has many natural stalactites and stalagmites, and also a few helictites. Many of these formations are dry, with the same colour as the surrounding rock, but a few are semi-transparent.[1]

It also had soda straws, but these have been broken off.[2]

The cave is entered by a 4m descent down a spiral staircase, which ends in a large chamber of approximately 20m by 8m. Ninu's Cave is illuminated by electric lights, and is open to the public all year round.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ninu's Cave". visitgozo.com. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  2. ^ Oldham, Tony (2002). "Għar Ninu". showcaves.com. Retrieved 8 May 2015.