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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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Keighley, United Kingdom
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147 reviews 147 reviews
52 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This was a unique experience to walk into a volcanic cone. Fabulous it was too. Wet and drippy and cool, with lots of steps. Luckily there are hand rails all along the steps. Wear flat sensible shoes to see the caverns, silica stalagmites (quite small but amazing) and other volcanic formations. Prepare to stand in awe and gaze!

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San Jose, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great time exploring this volcano. Lots of stairs so wear comfortable shoes (actually saw a lady is heels, impressive but not practical) and layers, you will work up a sweat climbing up the stairs. It is moist in there.

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Lake Elsinore, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This is a must do while on the island. It's quite the work-out but worth every bit. The lake at the bottom is amazing. The view from inside is beautiful.

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Bellingham, Massachusetts
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96 reviews 96 reviews
62 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Portugal
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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Fuerteventura
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362 reviews 362 reviews
155 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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
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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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