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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  • Currently the caves are closed however this company believes that rushing through a laughable journey to the centre the world tourist experience, with a guide that really couldn't care less, is...  more »
  • Trip is divided into two parts. In 1st part you will see the actual caves how lava has made them. This is about 30min. At 2nd there is theory part which show you how Madeira has created and how...  more »
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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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