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Sao Vicente Caves & Volcanism Centre

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Address: Grutas de Sao Vicente, Sitio Pe do Passo, Sao Vicente, Madeira 9240-039, Portugal
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This is well worth an hour or two of anybody's time ... the explanations are pretty good, but the most interesting part of the site, I thought, was to be able to enter and wander... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The 41 person tour I was on (that's €8 x 41 = €328 every 1/2 hour) wasn't very informative and needless to say impersonal. The entire cave is a single file partly pebble-edged concrete path lit by many lights. For your money you'll be able to see tiny plants and moss (neither should be there) growing on, over and near... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is well worth an hour or two of anybody's time ... the explanations are pretty good, but the most interesting part of the site, I thought, was to be able to enter and wander through the "lava pipes", through which the molten rock had poured out to the surface. This was great! The centre itself is OK - pleasant... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This trip could have been so much better as it is an interesting subject. However there were a lot of us in the group (the guide didn't know exactly how many - a little over 50 she thought) and as we went through the lava tunnels those at the back couldn't see what the guide was talking about. She gave... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After an interesting drive through the tunnels and along twisty roads you will find this attraction. Limited free parking available. You start with a guided walk through the caves walking along lava tubes. Guide spoke good English and the tour was also in Portugese. Walk was around 40 minutes. You then visit a small. Exhibition on Volcanoes, see a film... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Compared to other caves the lava tubes seemed to be unique, nice and compact. Worth visiting. ..........

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On one of the island coach tours, this was one of the scheduled stops. A very interesting one hour. It was very well arranged, and it was obvious the Portuguese take a great pride in their history. A young lady with a throat mike gives a guided tour making sure everyone benefits from her comments.Plenty of visual aids to assist.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful trip. The caves are very interesting. We walked through the old lava tubes. The walk was not difficult but the caves are wet so wear shoes that will not slip. The tour guide was excellent and spoke very good English. She was very knowledgeable and did take the time to answer all questions. It was a very worthwhile... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

During a visit of the Madeira coast between Sao Vicente and Porto Moniz (highly recommended on its own for the unique sea views), it is wise to stop and visit this place. First, there is a guided tour of the caves, which are actually lava tubes. Then there are movies and other items to explain how volcanoes created (and create)... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here to see the caves which are good to see however it's a very rushed tour with little time to take it all in. 3D movie at the end was fun and some informative pictures but again not enough time to see it all. Very much ship them in and out feeling.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing experience , Staff very nice , I advise every one if visit Madeira to visit this amazing plaice in Sao Vicente :)

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