Sao Vicente Caves & Volcanism Centre, Sao Vicente

#5 of 8 in Nature in Madeira
Tour the ancient Sao Vicente Caves & Volcanism Centre, which boast some of Portugal's first caves to be open to the public. These caves were discovered in 1885 but didn't open for public use until 1996. This natural, rugged site was formed by a volcanic eruption about 890,000 years ago. Follow the 1,000 m (3,281 ft) underground route, and emerge from your tour at the Volcano Center. Here you can learn even more about the island, its history, and the caves through carefully crafted audiovisual displays. Using our custom trip planner, Sao Vicente attractions like Sao Vicente Caves & Volcanism Centre can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 19, 2017
    Guided tour very interesting, and the Museum is also very interesting to see in the region
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  • August 19, 2017
    Perfect place to meet some of the key interests of the island. Very professional staff.
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  • August 17, 2017
    The caves are not very spectacular in comparison, but you can understand well the history and lava flows. In some passages it was dripping heavily from the ceiling, so are good shoes and maybe a cap recommended! After the cave to visit the Vulkanhaus where you have a movie about Madeira origin (suitable also for a power NAP), then a nice mirror trick-look into the Earth's core and gets to see a 3D movie about the structure of the Earth. All in all a nice change.
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