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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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Caves in Terceira Island - Half-day
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Half day tour Terceira Island - Azores

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Unique and mystifying!

This is an inactive volcano with two recent stories (3000 and 2000 years ago, which is 5 minutes ago geologically), and mesmerizing sights. Well worth the visit, and the drive to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Miguel C
Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
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Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is an inactive volcano with two recent stories (3000 and 2000 years ago, which is 5 minutes ago geologically), and mesmerizing sights. Well worth the visit, and the drive to it is also beautiful.

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Kerpen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You step down into a vulcan cave. Tremendous sights and view. Especially looking up into the sky you see hole were the lava came out and you are standing inside.....

Thank Robert Q
Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This site host limited hours during the winter months, so we made sure to arrive before the opening time to ensure we avoided as much of the crowds as possible. This is one of two caves that are part of your ticket. I would recommend doing this one first then traveling to the second location.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing to step inside and experience what is beneath the earth. Breathtakingly beautiful. I would highly recommend doing this. We hired a guide to take us there and ended up with an amazing tour of other areas on the island. I would recommend contacting Turi Azores. We had Miguel and he was amazing. Went above and beyond for us.

Thank Brandy M
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Very impressive natural attraction. It happens to be one of two volcanoes like it in the world. Pretty amazing to see how powerful mother nature can be. Be prepared for it to be slightly cold and damp and for the stairs to be a little slick so dress accordingly. Well worth the money and the hour or so of your... More 

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Raynham MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

This is a genuinely amazing attraction and I regard it as a must for anyone capable of climbing down, and then up multiple flights of stairs. You do not need to be super fit...we weren't...but there is a lot of climbing and the stairs are a little bit slick in places. Good shoes would be very helpful. Once inside the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

While visiting Terceira, Algar do Carvao was one of the scenic highlights of the Island. Your first impression as you enter the tunnels to the lower levels of the volcano was that this was going to be different. You were immediately impressed looking up through the conduit or cone of the volcano and 343 steps decending into a lake at... More 

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Nellysford, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Save money and purchase two tickets at once for 9 Euros to include Algar do Carvao and Gruto do Natal. This will save you 3 Euros. We went to Gruto do Natal first and liked it, although a little harder to navigate in terms of footing and height of cave walls. (They give you a hardhat for Gruto do Natal... More 

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Bedfordshire England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We went here having already been to Gruta do Natal (cheaper on combined ticket). We nearly didn't bother expecting a similar experience but this was much better. A wide range of different views and sights to behold. Well worth a visit. And as a bonus as we left the bombeiros who were washing the car park gave us a free... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Quite interesting geological formation, easily accessible for almost everyone, from toddlers to seniors. A bit too expensive regarding what you get.

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