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Furnas Monitoring and Research Centre
Ranked #6 of 15 things to do in Furnas
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Furnas Monitoring and Research Centre (CMIF) was created with the purpose of disseminating the history and evolution of the Furnas Volcano and the intervention of the Landscape Laboratory in the protection and recovery of ecosystems in the protected landscape area. It won the "Premio Internazionale di Pietra Architetture 2011 - XII edizione" award and it was finalist of SECIL Prize in 2013. It was the cover of the Spanish publication "El Croquis" and prominent target in some architectural websites. In 2016, won the "Tour Operator of the Year for Sao Miguel" in the "Holiday & Tour Specialist Awards" category of the Luxury Guide Awards. CMIF functions as an observatory and integrated centre for knowledge dissemination, playing an important role in the translation of scientific information to a language able of captivating visitors for a better understanding of the particularities of local geodiversity, biodiversity, hydrology and culture.
Reviewed April 2, 2014

An interesting and informative visit giving details of the problems of pollution experienced by the Furnas lake and what is being done improve the situation. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff and a good display. The building is worth a visit in itself as it's a very modern design that blends with the surroundings.

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Reviewed March 24, 2014

Good location. Very interesting showroom. Competent and friendly people. Good idea to sell regional products in the shop. We bought a glass of honey: excellent! Summary: a must-see for everybody who is visiting the Furnas lake!

5  Thank Fritz K
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Reviewed February 9, 2014

My husband and I visited the Furnas Monitoring and Research Center last week. We were both very impressed with the work that is being done there to try and reverse the polutants in the Lagoa de Furnas.

3  Thank Love_to_travel177
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Reviewed February 4, 2014

The work developed by these professionals is extraordinary! Only with these kind of centers for research and development is possible to correct the errors from the past. I am truly amazed to see how far they have gone in protecting and cleaning the Furnas which was almost (if not completely) a swamp. The documentary on how they have achieved this is very interesting. Congratulations to the team!

7  Thank AnaSequeira1979
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Reviewed January 22, 2014

Very interesting and important to visit the center.
We got very good guidance and learn interesting information about the area.
Well done!
We hope that ather places in the world will learn from the project.

4  Thank vered b
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