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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  • Beautiful garden around the Grotas. Unfortunately the caves are closed till the end of the year because of maintance. You can see the 3D movie and a little video about the Island, but we chose not... 
    Beautiful garden around the Grotas. Unfortunately the caves are closed till the end of the year because of maintance. You can see the 3D movie and a little video about the Island, but we chose not...  more »
  • First of all: the caves are currently closed "for maintenance". This review is for the Center of Volcanism only. Second: this is my impression from a visit with my wife and no kids. If you're... 
    First of all: the caves are currently closed "for maintenance". This review is for the Center of Volcanism only. Second: this is my impression from a visit with my wife and no kids. If you're...  more »
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  • Caves on the Madeira. Guide in different languages. Nice place to visit.
  • Caves are closed for about a year due to maintenance! The tour you can still do is made in 1996 and stayed this way till now... We had a laugh about the trip back to the 90s, so it gets 2 stars instead of one. Information you can read in the first part is OK but a bit random at some parts. Tour is not worth your money, only if you want to experience 2 movies from 1996.

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