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Sao Vicente Caves & Volcanism Centre

Sitio Pe Do Passo, Sao Vicente, Madeira 9240-039, Portugal
+351 291 842 404
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Sitio Pe Do Passo, Sao Vicente, Madeira 9240-039, Portugal
+351 291 842 404
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very disappointed, poor guide whose English was heavily accented. After the tour we were rushed through museum, film did not work. The group of people was far too big. This tourist attraction has great potential but needs to be brought into the 21st century. Multi...More

Thank 1852ingrid
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Promise you. You will leave the visit with plenty of new knowledge about the evolution of this beautiful island. Tour lasts about 40 minutes and aside of the interesting volcanic caves, the final visit to the experience is very good. Staff and guides very friendly...More

Thank promenade39
Reviewed 1 week ago

The caves are a must see for anybody who is interested in geology. Learning about Madeira and its volcanic history was fasinating. The tour has three parts to it. First you visit the caves with a tour guide who tells you about how the caves...More

Thank lizzyj180
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour is composed of 2 parts: first you get to see a small museum and a movie (in Portuguese with English subtitle), afterwards a guide takes you through the caves. The tour is not worth the fee you pay, we did not learn a...More

Thank Dominik J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent place to visit very informative and great value for the entrance price of 8euros. The exhibition and 3d film are not to be missed. Fully recommend a visit.

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this as part of a NE Tour, for €8 you can go into the caves with a guide. The guide talks through the history of the tubes. The guide felt a little rushed and no real time for photography but I manged to get...More

Thank John_w_92203
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth the trip to walk these old volcanic caves and to see how Madeira was formed. Good guides included in the price and information how the caves were formed as you are walked underground. Take good shoes and be prepared to be dripped on...More

Thank Bambi1964
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth the price to see these lava tubes! I was not expecting such a beautiful building and set up along with a guide. The grounds around the area were lovely. It was a very interesting experience with simulated eruptions demonstrated at different times during...More

Thank ConnecticutGina
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the tour consisting of a guided tour in the lava tubes and a museum group visit exploring the volcanic formation of Madeira. The positives: very friendly tour guides and it's not too expensive. Plus good information on Madeira and the surrounding islands, so...More

Thank Jon K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A visit split into 2 guided events, which depending on when you arrive could be in either order as it is a constant swap over. One part, in the lava tubes is great, 700 metres of uneven walking through the naturally formed caves. Interesting guide,...More

Thank SimonJ68_UK
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It's roughly 10 Euro each, tours take place every 45 minutes but there is a coffee shop so you can grab a drink while you wait.