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Sao Vicente Caves & Volcanism Centre

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Sitio Pe Do Passo, Sao Vicente, Madeira 9240-039, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I went on a full-day tour of Northeast Madeira and the caves were part of the itinerary. I enjoyed the ride through mountains and valleys where my eyes were treated with spectacular scenery. The walk inside the caves was interesting and educational....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked to the caves from Sao Vicente where we were staying the tour is an hour long and well worth it very interesting learnt a lot thank you

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Neither the tallest, deepest or most water filled caves in the world. But the half hour tour takes you through caves made from volcanic lava, complete with good lighting and music. The museum is worth a visit afterwards. All in all we spend 50 minutes...More

Thank Marie K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Formed from volcanic lava streams these caves give a fascinating insight into the formation of Madeira. A guided tour includes the walk through the tubes for which waterproof clothing is recommended as there is constant water dripping. This is accompanied by an interactive exhibition, a...More

Thank Tenor54
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The caves are enough long to keep the visitors interested, in the second part of the visit the simulations of the volcanic activity of the earth as the illustration of the earth center give additional value to the visit.

Thank Eugenius58
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good experience. We visited as part of a tour group and our driver was excellent and the visit to the cave was very interesting. The cave walk itself is very enjoyable - be prepared for a few drips from the cave roof...More

Thank Bryan T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on yellow bus tour to caves. To see the lava pipes and presentations of how the island was created was interesting. Prepare to get dripped on all the way round. Not enough ladies toilets!

Thank SteveandLin1973
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visitors are treated to a guided 1000 meter walk through a basalt cave system which is millions of years old. Local Wine makers are testing the cool water inside the cave by submerging bottles of wine to see if the temperatures are conducive to increasing...More

Thank oakleywasagaming
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour around the caves is well organised & at a leisurely pace with plenty of stops & time to look at the areas being explained. The ground underfoot is damp but fairly easy to walk on - there are a few steps but nothing...More

Thank Graham C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These caves are really nice to visit. The guide was informative and there was plenty of time to take photos. There is even a photographer taking photos, these were nice photo and fridge magnet and a dvd about the caves all for Ten Euro. You...More

Thank Sharon C
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Annie L
July 13, 2018|
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Response from Daniel B | Reviewed this property |
I think it should ve OK. There are a few tight spots but it isn't too bad.
Ross P
May 20, 2018|
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Response from promenade39 | Reviewed this property |
We visited for the first time last year. The whole tour takes about an hour as at the end you are taken down to a small theatre for about 15minutes with a screened summary of how it all came about. We enjoyed it. Quite a bit... More
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