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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  • Amazing experience, recommended to all special if you have kids, inside of the caves look magic Not a long walk inside 
  • Visit guided the volcanic caves of São Vicente (in Portuguese and English). They have several tunnels and during the visit you can see approximately 1 km of tunnels. I liked the caves and the explanation was interesting for me. He rest of activities that offer after the visit: simulation of an eruption, video 3d of as is formed the island, elevator to the center of the land,... are for children small and if going without them not deserve the penalty. They cost € 8 per person, it seemed very much for what you see.
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  • If you're in the area and have time, I would recommend a visit here. It is super to learn something about the volcanic history of Madeira. I would recommend a tour through the lava tunnel. Priced absolut ok.
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