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grotto

1. a small cave, esp one with attractive features
2. a construction in the form of a cave, esp as in landscaped gardens during the 18th century

Grotto

A natural or artificial cave, often decorated with shells or stones and incorporating waterfalls or fountains.

Grotto

 

in architecture, a type of park structure (sometimes a pavilion) designed to resemble a natural cave and built and finished with material such as seashells, tuff, and sea rocks. Grottoes were particularly popular in garden and park architecture of the 17th and 18th centuries (in Russia, from the 18th century).

grotto

A natural or artificial cave, often decorated with shells or stones and incorporating waterfalls or fountains.
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No booking is necessary for this grotto, but opening times vary a lot.
Have a look through the Echo's photo archives to see how youngsters have enjoyed grottos in Liverpool past and present .
A SCOUT leader has accused garden centre "grinches" of ruining Christmas after his troop was frozen out of running a festive grotto.
The visiting delegation started its technical scientific tour from Jeita Grotto and to include most grottos in Lebanon.
A MAGICAL visit to a grotto is a Chris-must for the kids and this year, Santa's army of helpers are doing him proud.
Children visiting these amazing magical grottos between December 10 and 16 will receive a free standard photo worth PS3 when they present this voucher.
But, let's face it, some grottos are more magical than others.
The deal also came with a key commitment from the owner of the the 34th Street building to acquire the 58th Street location in a year's time for a sum favorable to the landlord if the Grottos couldn't find another buyer.
More than 100 children went to a special Santa's Grotto courtesy of a housing association.
Toy crazes come and go, yet the magic of the Christmas grotto is as strong for sophisticated,computer-literate 21st century kids as ever it was.
The added difficulty of ensuring all Santas are thoroughly screened has meant many grottos will not be going up in shopping centres this year.