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Algar do Carvao

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Address: Acores | Center of Island, Terceira, Portugal

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I've done this attraction a few times in terceira - amazing and breathtaking views. Lots of stairs so can be tiring

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

I've done this attraction a few times in terceira - amazing and breathtaking views. Lots of stairs so can be tiring

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Des Moines, IA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

This really gives you a sense of the volcanic nature of the island. Soft music gave a reverent feeling to the place.

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Picton, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My wife and I were a little hesitant about an underground experience, but it was one of the highlighs of our visit to the island. This is one of or the only hollow volcanoes where liquid magma receeded from both the funnel and the magma chambers below the surface. A horizontal walking tunnel has been constructed so as to be... More 

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Portugal
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97 reviews 97 reviews
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

To be able to get inside of an enptyed Vulcano, see the lava caves, is surreal. Amazing place. My sun just loved the experience.

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Montijo
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This place it's a "must". You'll be inside a volcano. AWSOME!!! You may want to take a jacket or something to protect from rain drops.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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21 helpful votes 21 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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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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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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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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