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Sao Vicente Caves & Volcanism Centre

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Sitio Pe Do Passo, Sao Vicente, Madeira 9240-039, Portugal
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We travelled as part of a group on a tour from a cruise ship. The ride from Funchal was quite interesting crossing the Island. The caves are in fact lava tunnels created by volcanic gases as the lava cooled and hardened. You need a waterproof...More

Thank JohnB042
Reviewed 1 week ago

guided tour makes it a bit rushed and busy .However we were glad we went and saw this great place.On the North tour so not only the caves but some great places after. Toilets gift shop all very clean.Take a jacket with hood for inside...More

Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting caves! As they run by scheduled guided tours, it can be busy and it would have been nice to walk around at our own pace and take our time instead of keeping up with the group and the guide. However, it was a great...More

Thank Alderado
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visted a few years back and came here on a rainy day, not expensive but would like to have seen a family ticket, tours are sooo big so if your at the back no chance of hearing what is being said, nice addition is...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went on a full-day tour of Northeast Madeira and the caves were part of the itinerary. I enjoyed the ride through mountains and valleys where my eyes were treated with spectacular scenery. The walk inside the caves was interesting and educational....More

Thank KathleenR_28
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

We walked to the caves from Sao Vicente where we were staying the tour is an hour long and well worth it very interesting learnt a lot thank you

Thank BrettyHuddersfield
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Neither the tallest, deepest or most water filled caves in the world. But the half hour tour takes you through caves made from volcanic lava, complete with good lighting and music. The museum is worth a visit afterwards. All in all we spend 50 minutes...More

Thank Marie K
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Formed from volcanic lava streams these caves give a fascinating insight into the formation of Madeira. A guided tour includes the walk through the tubes for which waterproof clothing is recommended as there is constant water dripping. This is accompanied by an interactive exhibition, a...More

Thank Tenor54
Reviewed 4 October 2018

The caves are enough long to keep the visitors interested, in the second part of the visit the simulations of the volcanic activity of the earth as the illustration of the earth center give additional value to the visit.

Thank Eugenius58
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

This is a good experience. We visited as part of a tour group and our driver was excellent and the visit to the cave was very interesting. The cave walk itself is very enjoyable - be prepared for a few drips from the cave roof...More

Thank Bryan T
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14 July 2018|
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Response from dberis | Reviewed this property |
I think it should ve OK. There are a few tight spots but it isn't too bad.
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21 May 2018|
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Response from promenade39 | Reviewed this property |
We visited for the first time last year. The whole tour takes about an hour as at the end you are taken down to a small theatre for about 15minutes with a screened summary of how it all came about. We enjoyed it. Quite a bit... More
7 February 2017|
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