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Sao Vicente Caves

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Sitio do Pe do Passo, Sao Vicente, Madeira 9240-039, Portugal
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All reviews volcanism centre guided tour volcanic activity english subtitles short film tour starts information centre worth a visit souvenir shop interesting visit spoke very good english rainy day informative guide interesting place euros per person takes about minutes small group
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A tour down some not really impressive lava grottos, accompanied by a 3D film and a small museum. Snack cafe and toilets available. Souvenir shop.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank MichaelGorm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We travelled here from Funchal in a hire car with our 19 month old daughter. We all had an interesting time. I enjoyed hearing about lava tubes, my wife enjoyed the multimedia experience (even if a little rudimentary) and Amelie loved chasing lizards and the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Tony R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Caves are interesting to view and walk along the tubes last 40 minutes BUT the media room, film and display is simply poor. As fellow TripAdvisor’s have said, if you are passing through the area stop and see the caves but I would not recommend...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Sorce
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is considered one of the top attractions on the north coast of Madeira, and the infrastructure they’ve built around it (parking, landscaping, visitors centre) seems to suggest that this is a big deal. The experience, however, was a little strange and disorganized. After paying,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank lml82_13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here on a Yellow bus tour and really enjoyed these caves. The tour starts by taking you through the caves and ends with a film about the volcanic activity that created Madeira. Very good recommended.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 929gordonr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were taken with a German couple on an organised trip so we couldn’t spend the amount of time we would have liked reading the information displays where we would have actually learnt something. The group was really large and the commentary in Portuguese and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Resort427843
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off as passed the signs. Nice guided walk through the lava tunnels. Took approx 30mins. Beware you may get a few drips from above, especially at the start. Finished off with a short film on volcanoes then a second in 3d.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MickJaneTrip
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The drive to the caves was more enjoyable than the caves themselves. The caves are actually lavaflow tunnels and have no diversity within them, accept for some foilage growing where the lights are situated. Oh yeah, they have placed some wine in crates in the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Julian P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The chance to walk through the lava tubes of a 890,000 year old volcano was fascinating. The videos less so but interesting in their own way.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Examiner2010
Reviewed March 16, 2019

Madeira is a fascinating destination. Most places are outdoors and here you have an "indoor" in nature. A different cave than most of us know - A volcanic one that makes another shape than the caves in limestone, that we all visited.

Date of experience: March 2019
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July 13, 2018|
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Response from dberis | Reviewed this property |
I think it should ve OK. There are a few tight spots but it isn't too bad.
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May 20, 2018|
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Response from promenade39 | Reviewed this property |
We visited for the first time last year. The whole tour takes about an hour as at the end you are taken down to a small theatre for about 15minutes with a screened summary of how it all came about. We enjoyed it. Quite a bit... More
February 7, 2017|
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