Sao Vicente Caves & Volcanism Centre, Sao Vicente
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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. Plan to visit Sao Vicente Caves & Volcanism Centre during your Sao Vicente vacation using our convenient Sao Vicente tour planner.
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  • Interesting information about volcanoes followed by a 3 D film. The final walk through the volcanic tubes was interesting but slightly spoilt by the artificial dams installed to create water features. 
  • The visit consists of a combination of exhibition and Audiovison, followed by a guided tour of approximately 700 m long Lava caves. Should you get a rainy day, this visit is the right choice.
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  • Unlike most showcaves these are basalt and so do not have the coloured crystal formations normally associated with limestone caves. However the absence of colour does not distract from the fact that y...  more »