Sao Vicente Caves & Volcanism Centre, Sao Vicente

#5 of 8 in Nature in Madeira
Cave Nature / Park
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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  • Visited here as part of a north east island tour Most of the tour companies will list it as part of their tour itineraries. It's around 7 Euros per person. For this you get a guided tour and a visit t...  more »
  • We got there a little before 6, so the volcano Centre was already closed but we were still able to have a tour around the caves. Very interesting and an easy walk through the caves. A couple of steps ...  more »
  • This should have been a good experience. I had been interested to read and learn about the volcanic formation of the island of Madeira and this visit was something I had been looking forward to. What ...  more »

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