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| Center of Island, Terceira, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is one of two hollow volcanoes in the world that can be visited, so do it if you get the opportunity. It’s not a cave, which makes it a unique underground experience. It only takes 30-45 minutes but worth the drive

Thank Chuck D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Only 1 of 3 volcanoes that you can get to in the world! The steps in/out weren’t that bad....there are hand rails and lighting throughout but a hiking stick was very helpful. Great to experience it!

Thank revett2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Surely a unique experience to be able to enter and enjoy such an amazing volcanic natural creation. It's well-presented and explained, but it is inevitably a bit damp, slippery and steep in places. But well worth the effort to be able to see the caverns,...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting to visit the nature and surrounding areas are beautiful. Definitely will go back. The staff are very helpful and friendly.

Thank PatD1728
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Secret place where you discover the magic of the island. I would were trainers and a raincoat for the humidity and drops.

Thank Andrea S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The caves are impressive. You can easily see the new stalactites and the bubbles of gas that created the craters. It's a unique experience, especially if you think that you're walking inside the crater of a volcano.

Thank Veronica M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Algar do Carvão is absolutely spectacular. After entering you walk down a short tunnel and enter into the chimney of a dormant volcano. It is like nothing else I have ever seen and absolutely spectacular. I took dozens of photographs but none of them do...More

Thank JBPortlandOR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's not everyday that you get the chance to enter the chimney of a volcano. On Terceira you can. I don't know that you can call this a cave as I always visualise those as something you enter horizontally. This chimney was first discovered as...More

Thank DoctorBrian2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must see. No words can describe being 300 ft underground, yet still being ale to see sky. A natural beauty that no movie or photo can do justice. A word of warning, you walk down and then up a set of steep narrow stairs....More

Thank BywaterPlace
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were there just 10 days ago. 12,000 year old cave. Well worth the time. It is lit, but we wished we had small hand held flashlights with us for the lowly lit areas. You are given new hair nets. The hard hats are used...More

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Response from Ana B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, late answer. At the gate.
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Response from Carol D | Reviewed this property |
I believe it's open all year round. We were there in January. It is only open in the afternoon. Enjoy your trip. I love the Azores!
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