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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 today

The chance to walk through the lava tubes of a 890,000 year old volcano was fascinating. The videos less so but interesting in their own way.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Examiner2010
Reviewed 3 days ago

Madeira is a fascinating destination. Most places are outdoors and here you have an "indoor" in nature. A different cave than most of us know - A volcanic one that makes another shape than the caves in limestone, that we all visited.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank nadi O o
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very good exhibition and tour in the lava tubes. Informative videos and pleasant gardens. Guide was very good at explaining the history and geology

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank PhilJG1
Reviewed 5 days ago

We did not know what it means to take a walk in a volcano.But you can experience it in the gruttas of São Vicente.The guide leads you through lava tubes that were not fully filled by the last eruption.You can find out a lot thereIn...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Christiane P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This centre is extremely well organized and gives visitors to the island a really good understanding of how Madeira got to be.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lorenzo R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredibly exciting tour of the lava corridors, really good guide with a good English. The movie about Maderia's was in Portuguese with English subtitles, it was not the best quality

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank annemette987
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Large cave complex in the beautiful valley of S.Vincente. beautifully landscaped circuit through the cave. with interesting facts, presented by well-trained staff. Unfortunately you can visit the cave only in one group. therefore, the space is limited. if you could explore the cave in small...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Daniel83H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the caves with a travel company. On the way, the driver/guide told us we would make the tour in small groups. Our "small group" had 50-60 people. It was very difficult to hear the guide for those of us at the back of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Veronika660
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First of all the caves were actually really interesting to see. But we expected a longer tour (it was only 30 minutes long). The guide could have been replaced by everyone, even a robot would have been more enthusiastic. He sounded so annoyed and bored...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mcmarythekid
Reviewed 10 February 2019

it was very interesting to see lava tubes inside the cave system, where else can you easily see this? The guide was excellent and spoke very good English. We found it a very interesting stop over and worth the 8 euros entry fee.

Date of experience: February 2019
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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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