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Algar do Carvao

Address: Acores | Center of Island, Terceira, Portugal
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Ranked #1 of 24 things to do in Terceira
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns & caves, Nature & Parks
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Type: Caverns & caves, Nature & Parks
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Lisbon, Portugal
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I've visited it a few years ago on summer. It was really a nice experience. This time I tried to visit it on winter. I realized that was a bad idea. It was raining and besides that there were no visits and December and January. Means I could not repeat the experience. As recommendation, please certify yourself that it open... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I love caves. This one is easy to get down and up. The story of how the cave was formed was the best part of the trip. I will leave it up to the guides to explain the story.

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Reno, Nevada
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103 reviews 103 reviews
18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This is so interesting and beautiful. None of our pictures captured how pretty it is inside. I'm a bit leery of caves in general (a bit claustrophobic), but this was fine. It's cool inside so bring a light jacket. Be prepared to get dipped on a bit and to me amazed.

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Keighley, United Kingdom
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176 reviews 176 reviews
64 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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8 reviews 8 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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San Francisco, California
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116 reviews 116 reviews
64 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
5 helpful votes 5 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
40 helpful votes 40 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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