Voragine di Ispinigoli

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Location: Near Cala Gonone, Nuoro, Sardegna.
SS125 between Orosei and Doergali, turn off at kilometre 32 towards Cala Cortoe ond Cala Osalle.
(40°19'7.10"N, 9°36'23.24"E)
Open: APR to OCT daily 9-13, 15-18. Tours every hour on the hour.
Fee: Adults EUR 7. [2004]
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Dimension: L=15,000 m, T=17 °C.
Guided tours: L=600 m, VR=80 m, D=60 min. V=40,000/a [2000] V=40,000/a [2008]
Address: Tel: +39-0
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end 19th cty discovered by a shepherd in search for a lost lamb.
1954 first exploration.
1956 speleologist falls into 40 m deep Abisso delle Vergini (abyss of the virgin).
1975 opened to the public.


The most outstanding feature of Grotta Ispinigoli is the tallest stalagmite of the world, which is 38 meters high. No reviewer of showcaves.com has visited this cave so far personally. From various sources we know three facts about the cave cave:

  1. the cave has (one of) the tallest stalagmites of the world.
  2. the owners are pretty much concerned about visitors taking photographs.
  3. the cave developent was made with great expertise, they even nailed three floodlights to the tallest stalagmite of the world.

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