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Capelinhos, Faial Island, Portugal
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The site of the volcanic eruption of 1957-58 on Faial, an island which is dominated by the volcanic cone of Caldeira.
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+351 292 202 000
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the museum/ information center which okay. What is very cool though is the light House which you can climb. We also walked up the newly formed hill, which gave some spectacular views! I would absolutely recommend a visite!

Thank Roel H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice to visit the area of a recent volcanic eruption... the Lighthouse has a great view and there is a hike around the area that also offers nice vies. It has very little veggitation, but it is interesting to visit non the less.

Thank Arco Iris a
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every citizen on the island know the history and I was told it several times while I visited Faial. On my roundtrip I was a bit surprised how the area was so different to the rest of the island. For me it was important to...More

Thank bapmail
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When on Faial, the visit of the Capelinhos area is an absolute must. I would recommend everyone to watch some of the documentaries on YouTube about this very recent eruption (1957) and its consequences. After seeing these pictures, the visit of the lighthouse does become...More

Thank Dudo2
Reviewed 6 July 2017

To fully understand this place you have to be here. The exhibition centre is actually under the old lighthouse, which itself was buried until to level two by volcanic debris. there is detailed information on this eruption, 1957-58, and on others forms of eruptions. small...More

Thank keith47
Reviewed 5 July 2017

In this area in the years 1957-58 there were more volcanic eruptions and strong earthquakes. The area now looks like a mountain of coal and resembles the landscape of Etna. It's strange, lugubrious but great. There is still the lighthouse of Ponta dos Capelinhos standing....More

Thank Sorin D
Reviewed 29 June 2017

This is a must-see in Faial. The landscape is surreal with beautiful volcanic shapes. At a certain point a huge wind storm broke the calm...

Thank German F
Reviewed 18 June 2017

This is a must if you visit Faial. Better than Caldeira in my opinion. It is the moon landscape with superb view over the ocean.

Thank cupac0ffee
Reviewed 9 May 2017

This volcano erupted in 1957-58, and in doing so both added 1Km to the west end of Faial, and led to the emigration of nearly 5,000 Azoreans to the USA. The Capelinhos Volcano Interpretation Centre was constructed underground, in the volcanic debris, and then covered...More

Thank hunnr
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Sixty Seven years ago this new land was born of a volcanic eruption just off the shores of Faial island. Kind of a must see attraction now. It is possible to hike the area too.

Thank seafare74
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