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
LocationXagħra, Gozo, Malta
Coordinates36°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
AccessOpen to the public

Ninu's Cave is a 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.


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