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Algar do Carvao

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Address: Acores | Center of Island, Terceira, Portugal
Phone Number: 295212992
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Really cool Volcano

Very unique place where you get to be inside a volcano. Definitely worth a visit and is one of the highlights of Terceira.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very unique place where you get to be inside a volcano. Definitely worth a visit and is one of the highlights of Terceira.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unique ! Fabulous ... Azores is the most beautiful place on hearth ... Food ... Nature... People ... Are fantastique ;) .

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Pamplona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You don´t have many chances to be inside a volcano and when you have it is usually descending with ropes through the crater. In these case you have an easy access using some comfortable steps. But it is quite an impressive view and unless you have serious problems with your knees or legs, very recommended.

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York Beach, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a tour of the island and did not know what to expect.It was really quite unbelievable to go into the mouth of a volcano.It was beautiful and fascinating inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must be seen to appreciate it. Once in a lifetime experience. Simply beautiful. Must see. Only volcano in the world you can actually go inside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Awesome. Bring hiking boots and watch your head! They give you a hard hat, no worries. Neat self-guided tour of the lava tubes. Takes about 15 minutes to complete.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

After being advised by some earlier written recommendations that this wonderful attraction was open daily from 3pm until 5:00pm (last entry about 4:45), we drove up the volcanic mountain in the centre of Terceira through some very foggy conditions, arriving an hour early. At 3 pm we went to the entrance only to find it closed. Apparently the last date... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Be aware, from approximately mid-Oct to mid-Mar is only open by reservation for groups 10+. However, a beautiful drive across the volcanic plateau on R 5-2 regardless thru Caldeira de Guilherme Moniz, a large volcano caldera, the bottom covered with lush green, rock-walled cattle pastures with vertical volcanic cliffs. Stop at the road-side sign at the bottom of the grade... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Have you ever been in the mouth of a volcano?? I have been in caverns but never anything like this! Very interesting and unique. Lots of steps but well worth it. To think how this was formed and how it would have been like during its active stages is incredible. If you are on Terceira look up the hours and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

We walked down to the inside of the volcano...halfway down there is a wider area, like a small courtyard where there is a tour guide who told us about the galleries in the volcano, the eruptions that caused them, and how long ago...very interesting stuff. And amazing this is the only volcano on Earth you can walk into, so it's... More 

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