As you wander through the Grotto you find many small alcoves and shrines. Each one is unique. Most have a statue or two in them, but the statues are not the most interesting part of the alcoves. Every inch of the alcoves are full of ores, minerals, fossils, corals, shells and other such items. Some are formed into shapes, others just placed in a pleasing manner in the cement. In some of the alcoves stained glass windows had been placed, which simply added to the beauty.