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THE CAVES OF "SU MANNAU"

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One among the most interesting caves in Sardinia, formed him by to flow of two underground streams, that have dug imposing rich galleries of stalactites and stalagmites for millennia, currently the rocky hollow has reached a development of 8.200 meters. The tourist branch develops him for around 500 meters, it includes the Archaeological Room, in past used as temple ipogeo devoted to the cult of the waters, to its inside a lot of small oil lamps votive has been found in terracotta, to testimony of the religious use of the room.

caves of on mannau  
  caves of on mannau The driven visit gives the possibility to see so many other zones of the cave as the Room Central point of link of the different branches; the Pine-cone rich in small crystals of calcite, that they underline the antiquity of the cave. Reaches the belvedere, the Lake of the Stenaselluses can be admired, small endemic shellfishes that survive in the deepest parts of the lake. Continuing the visit walking on steel gangways many little ponds they are observed, from the waters of the color of the smeraldo, and concretions policrome of big suggestion. Penetrating himself/herself/itself in the hollow, passing among white stalactites him reaches the Well of Rodriguez, where an imposing column is admired tall 8 meters, formed him by the meeting between a stalactite and a stalagmite.  
 

The Well has been devoted to a child, Rodriguez, that lowered him in the hollow when the cave had not been equipped for the visits of the pubblic, lowered to the inside with a rope a leg yet it broke him remaining trapped at the base of the well, he was saved after three days by a consignment of men organized by his father. On application you can be visited some non tourist runs, accessible thanks to the organization of visits driven speleologiches, ample rooms and crystalline lakes are met. You can penetrate us in the obscurity of the cave for a kilometer and a half up to the Room Virgo, more fascinating place of the caves of "Su Mannau."

caves of on mannau  
  caves of on mannau

The excursions speleologiches are of different degrees of difficulty and they have lasted since 3 to the 8 hours. Besides the beauties that the hollow conceals to its inside as the Hanging Lake, the Room of the Sleep, the Saloon Ribaldone, the suggestion of the dark will be the greatest emotion.

 
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