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Algar do Carvao

Acores | Center of Island, Terceira, Portugal
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Ranked #1 of 11 attractions in Terceira
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves
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Bellingham, Massachusetts
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93 reviews 93 reviews
62 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This cave was pretty cool. There wasn't a tour or anything, but was cool to walk down into, had stairs and lights throughout and even a small lake at the bottom. Very wet inside, I would recommend sneakers.. not flip flops..

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Lisbon, Portugal
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

It was incredible being able to enter into an extinct volcano, unique experience with beautiful silica stone and vegetation.

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Hamilton, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

I've been to this attraction 3 times and it always amazes me!!! The last time we went or kids were to small to remember, I'm glad we had a chance to come back at an age our children will now remember because it is incredible. A must see attraction. Where else in the world can you walk into a volcano?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I am a portuguese travel blogger, I read a lot about several different places and I had no idea that Terceira island had such an amazing attraction as this one. I have had the chance to swim inside a beautiful crater in São Miguel island, to walk around a huge crater in Faial island, to relax inside natural hot water... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This is a superb, amazing place. As the guide said, this is the only place in the world where you can actually visit the inside of a volcano. The volcanic caverns are huge with a lake at the bottom caused by all the drips of water. It was also quite quiet. An amazing attraction like this would normally be inundated... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

A place that you shouldn't miss, an amazing proof of the power of nature. I was amazed with the size of the cave and the explanations provided by the guides.

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Toronto, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Algar do Carvao is an empty volcano, the only one you can actually enter and go down in. The experience is incredible! All the way at the bottom you can see the lake that goes down even more, it's a hike but very much worth it. Make sure to give yourselves enough time (over an hour to spend in there)... More

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Amazing place! Very beautiful and impressive. But I think it would be better without strange music. Natural sounds of water drip-drop are absolutely enough.

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Porto, Portugal
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11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

It's a volcano chimney. Walk inside and relax. Get amazed by it. Look up, and see the light outside. Go all the way and imagine the lava going through all the place. Loved it! Definitely worthwhile. Don't wear sandals and bring a coat.

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San Francisco, California
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30 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

What an amazing cave. Bring a coat it gets very cold inside. Your admission ticket also works for the Grits de Natal cave. It's very beautiful inside.

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