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“Poor tour of caves, nice views on the walk down”

Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu
Ranked #6 of 95 things to do in Alghero
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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.
Dublin, Ireland
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“Poor tour of caves, nice views on the walk down”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

I visited here in late July with my girlfriend. We drove up from Alghero which is an easy and well sign-posted drive. When you arrive there is a roundabout with parking for about 10 cars around it. There is no car park. You will just to have to turn back and park at the side of the road. We were there for about 9.15 so the crowds weren't big but when we came out cars were parked way down the road.

You walk down which was lovely. There are great views over the cliff face. It took maybe 10 minutes to stroll down. Be sure to time your visit to arrive just before the hour mark. There is a tour every hour in Italian and English. You can't visit the caves by yourself. About 10 minutes before the hour they start selling tickets. Then everyone lines up and they take everyone who is there on one tour.

The tour is poor. It is one guide who gives some information at various points in Italian and then gives a shorter heavily accented translation in English. Everyone walks in a line together to a the final lookout of the tour and then walks back.

The caves themselves were nice but nothing spectacular compared to caves you will encounter elsewhere in Europe.

The entry fee was 13e for adults and 7e for kids. You can avoid the steps by getting a boat trip directly to the cave. That docks about 10 yards from where the tour starts so you'd have no steps. If you don't fancy the 650+ steps take this option.

Visited July 2014
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Prague, Czech Republic
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“Amazing cave close the see”
Reviewed 10 August 2014

Amazing cave close the see. Very good atmosphere. I can recommend visit this place where are you in Sardinia.

Visited July 2014
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“The grotto is worth to visit in case it's first one of such kind you are visiting”
Reviewed 10 August 2014

You may aproach the site in two major ways, either by boat from Alghero, or by car. If you don't like going by boat (for example, if sea is bumpy), you shall take into count that the access will require some physical strenght. Ascension after visiting caves might be especially exhausting in hot days.

Visited July 2014
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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“Mass tourism, but worth a visit.”
Reviewed 8 August 2014

We made a 2,5 hours boat cruise to the grotta. When arriving, we were confused about the 13 euros supplement price we had to pay for the entrance (additionnally to the 16 euros boat trip), and we were shoked about the large number of tourists that entered the grotta at the same time, a real mass tourism!

But the grotta itself is fantastic! I've seen many grottas before and was sceptical to visit one more, but despite the mass tourism and the fact that you don't get any explanation at all, the beauty of this one is worth a visit.

Visited August 2014
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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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“beautiful caves”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

The boat trip to the caves on Neptune 2 was great. Unfortunately, the queues inside the cave, with people stopping taking photos was very frustrating, the size of groups going round should be limited. The caves themselves were stunning.

Visited July 2014
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