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Algar do Carvao

Acores | Center of Island, Terceira, Portugal
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Ranked #2 of 20 attractions in Terceira
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves
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Portugal
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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137 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
20 helpful votes 20 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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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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Gunsan, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

First I would like to say that two things are influencing my review. Frist there are not a lot of adventures to be had on this island. Second I have been in many lava tubes and large caves in my travels. With all that said I still think this cave is worth seeing, and if you are going to take... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

I had been coming to Terceira for 35 years before I checked out this natural phenomenon. Absolutely worth stopping here on your way from one side of the island to the other but not a destination in it's own right. The drive is beautiful and the landscape around the volcano itself is other worldly. A nice way to spend a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

My husband has been to Terceira to visit family a dozen times but he had never heard of Algar do Carvao until I showed him on TripAdvisor. Needless to say, we had to go based on all of the positive reviews. Made sure to check the hours as it was closed the first time we stopped by. It was quite... More

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