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“Not to be missed!”
Review of Gruta das Torres

Gruta das Torres
Ranked #4 of 36 things to do in Pico
Certificate of Excellence
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Santa Cruz, California
Level 6 Contributor
44 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Not to be missed!”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

We went to this lava tunnel tour on a rainy day in Pico. Anna was our guide and she did a great job of conveying the uniqueness and adventure of this tour. We loved her enthusiasm. The lava tunnel experience is very unique to Pico and this one in particular is woth seeing. It is presented in an educational way that allows you to get more information about these tunnels, how they are formed, and what is living inside them. Amazing!

This is a great way to spend two hours. You are out of the elements and can enjoy something very unique to Pico. It is highly recommended.

Wear good shoes.

Visited September 2012
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Horta, Portugal
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“PORTUGAL'S LARGEST LAVA TUNNEL”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

Portugal's largest lava tunnel. Nicely organized with a film as a starter. Knowlegible staff. For those who are claustrophobic it's not for you and wear suitable shoes has it has some slippery spots.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fun and educational”
Reviewed August 22, 2012

A fun way to see and learn about the local vulcano activity and it's effect on the landscape. An educational movie preceeds the visit in the cave. Helmets and flashlights are provided for the visit. Wear good shoes - not flip-flops.

Visited July 2012
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Houston, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“fun excursion”
Reviewed July 17, 2012

Very informational tour. Nice facilities. Highly recommend.

Visited July 2012
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Pico - Azores
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“The inside of a Volcano”
Reviewed September 16, 2009

Situaded in Pico island, lies the biggest lava tunel from Portugal. With over 5km long, this natural lava tunel takes us to the inside of a volcano, where the reality changes, and the colors, odors, and perception of space is something special.
Situated close to the vilage of Madalena, its easy to arrive by car or taxi.
The access is done throug the visitors center, were the combination of lava stone and new materials was used to create a very interesting building, perfectly fitted in the landscape.
The you will recive a brieffing before embarking on a true adventure. The cave is completly natural, so its advise you take walking shoes, following a guide, they take you with helmets and front lights through the tunel, showing and explaining all the diferent formations, form stalagtites and stalagmites, diferent lava forms and colors, were simple life forms live, like shinny bacterias and fungus.
Its a safe adventure and definitly worth it....

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