Sao Vicente Caves, Sao Vicente

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Tour the ancient Sao Vicente Caves, which boast some of Portugal's first caves to be open to the public. These caves were discovered in 1885 but didn't open for public use until 1996. This natural, rugged site was formed by a volcanic eruption about 890,000 years ago. Follow the 1,000 m (3,281 ft) underground route, and emerge from your tour at the Volcano Center. Here you can learn even more about the island, its history, and the caves through carefully crafted audiovisual displays. Using our custom trip planner, Sao Vicente attractions like Sao Vicente Caves can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We visited The Caves of Sao Vincente on Thursday 24th November as our ship was docked in Funchal. The actual 700 meter walk through the Lava Tubes was very interesting, the last 30 minutes of the “3” ...  more »
  • You will be guided by an aatal tunnels that were once fused by glowing lava. Quite impressive, despite the reasonably limited space. The longest tunnel is one kilometer long. To be able to walk a bit through the tunnel, a kind of trench has been carved out, so that some walking space is created.
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  • Very nice caves to go inside and feel the chill during hot, sunny day. Walk through the cave lasts 30min and next 30min are the presentations and 3D movie about the island. Good value for the price!
  • Definitely worth to visit. Architect made an excellent game with glass and water. The following movies exhibition is interesting. One of document in 3D. The great guide Fatima ads value to the excursion.
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