Centro de Interpretacao do Vulcao dos Capelinhos, Horta

4.5
#3 of 36 in Museums in Azores
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  • This place is right next to where the capelinhos volcano eruption began, the same name as the city where the attraction is located on Faial Island. Easily accessible with rental car and free parking. At the top of which are the ashes of the volcano you have trails to walk and contemplate the will. In the center of the site has a ramp that gives access to the center of interpretation of the volcano that is underground. You reach a large and modern lounge with free bathrooms and snack bar. There is in this place a box office since it is a guided tour and offered in English and Portuguese with scheduled time there, several times throughout the day but I recommend going early because they can exhaust the tickets and then you buy to return in afternoon hours as was my cas o. The guided tour takes approximately 60 to 70 minutes and is very interesting and technological. You'll have a vulcanism class on this volcano and others around the world. It will pass through a buried part of the old lighthouse of the capelinhos today disabled but with the structure of what remained of the preserved eruption. The tour ends in a gift shop and then you can still climb the lighthouse. Unmissable attraction of the Azores!
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  • This small interpretive center offers world class exhibits, on the history of the local (and relatively recent) local eruption as well as videos and exhibits that explain volcanic activity and tectoni...  more »
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  • The museum/interpretation center tells the story of how volcanoes shaped our earth and especially about the Azores' history. It has a lot of different rocks and it is very educational. It has a small theatre where they show an educational movie about the creation of earth. The only downside is that the hologram did not really work like a hologram should. I would highly recommend to visit this place if you are visiting the Azores. Seasonal Greetings! Daniel
  • This Interpretation Centre explains the story of the Capelinhos Volcano which erupted during 1957/58 near the shore in the ocean. The ticket includes the visit to the museum and the lighthouse with nice views over the volcano landscape. Outside the museum you can also climb the small hills for really nice views over the sorronding area and see the mixture of the green island landscape with the volcano and the ocean.
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