Grotto of the Madonna

sights / Religious

Grotto of the Madonna information

Mellieħa , Malta
Opening hours
8am-6pm Sep-May, to 7pm Jun-Aug
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Across the main street from the shrine, a gate in the wall and a flight of steps lead down to the Grotto of the Madonna, a shrine dedicated to the Virgin. It is set deep in a cave lit by flickering candles, beside a spring with waters that are reputed to heal sick children. Baby clothes hung on the walls are votive offerings given in thanks for successful cures.