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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  • The caves are gorgeous and it's interesting to see and hear about how Madeira was formed from volcanic activity. There were a lot of things included we hadn't expected after the cave tour, volcano mus...  more »
  • It's top. We had never seen this before. The only downside is that the guide was much more information in Portuguese, so we were a little frustrated to Miss certainly things interesting.
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  • Very interesting this visit to the caves. Initially were designed 2 videos to explain how if you had formed the island and some notions of volcanism. Later, it was the visit to the Grotto accompanied by guides. Ticket price for adults 8 €
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