Ninu’s Cave, a unique underground cave in Gozo
Ninu's Cave is an underground cave in Xaghra, Gozo, discovered in 1888 by Joseph Rapa in a private site. It was instantly considered notable because of the abundant natural stalactite and stalagmite formations.
Natural columns that track nature's time
The entrance is via a 4m staircase, which lead you to a large chamber. The calcification of water dripping from the ceiling of the cave formed a number of columns standing side by side, while there were numerous straw stalactites that had been broken off. There are even a few helictites. The formations are now dry and mainly the same colour as the surrounding rock, although some are semitransparent and it is possible to see the rings formed as they grew.
When to visit Ninu's Cave
The cave is well illuminated by electric lights, and the family guide will give you a tour. It is open daily all year long from 08:30 to 18:00.