Vulcão dos Capelinhos, Faial Island
Categories: Islands, Nature & Parks
The Capelinhos is a monogenetic volcano located on the western coast of the island of Faial in the Azores. It is part of the larger Volcanic Complex of Capelo, that includes 20 scoria cones and lava fields that are aligned west-northwest to east-southeast from the Cabeço Gordo caldera. Although the name "Capelinhos" is associated with the volcano, it technically refers to the western cape of the parish of Capelo. It can be considered the westernmost point of Europe, if the Monchique Islet, near Flores Island, also in the Azores, is considered part of insular North America, for it seats on the North American Plate.A volcanic eruption lasted for 13 months, from September 27, 1957 until October 24, 1958, which may have been two overlapping volcanic eruptions. While enlarging the land by 2.4 km², it spawned 300 seismic events, hurled ash 1 km, destroyed 300 houses in the parishes of Capelo and Praia do Norte and caused the evacuation of 2,000 people . On October 25, the volcano entered a period of dormancy. It is a part of an active fissural volcanic complex which creates multiple seismic and volcanic events.Add Vulcão dos Capelinhos and other attractions to your Horta trip itinerary using our Horta vacation trip planner.
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Embora tenha nascido depois do Vulcão as memórias contadas pela minha família fazem-me senti-lo muito presente. É um marco na vida dos faialenses que nasceram há 50 anos e depois.Although born after the Volcano memories told by my family make me feel it much. Is a milestone in the life of faialenses born 50 years and after.show original
La quasi totalità dei visitatori parcheggia vicino al vecchio faro e si dirige a piedi verso la punta. Solo i più arditi affrontano la dura salita verso la cresta interna del cratere da cui la vista è... read more »Almost all the visitors can park near the old lighthouse and heads walking towards the tip. Only the most daring face the tough climb to the Ridge inside the crater from which the view is more rewarding. It's a lot less work to park the car in a small clearing approximately 1500 metres before the gravel parking lot and down a path well marked cross the sweet depression which is the boundary zone of the eruption and reach the ridge that is approximately at the same level and continue with stunning views. Appropriate (but not essential) hiking boots. Attached a map of the location of the parking lot.show original
Superbe randonnée sur ce volcan récent ; la terre assortie au bleu azur de la mer en font un endroit à ne pas manquer sur l'île de Faial.Great hike on this recent volcano; the Earth with the azure of the sea make it a place not to be missed on the island of Faial.show original
What an amazing place !!! The landscape is incredible, really worth to walk all the way to the sea
Muito bonito !!!
Excelente! Merece visita para quem gosta destes fenómenos naturais.
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