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Capelinhos, Faial Island, Portugal
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Full Day East Madeira - Camacha, Pico do Ariero, Ribeiro Frio, Portela, Santana
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The site of the volcanic eruption of 1957-58 on Faial, an island which is dominated by the volcanic cone of Caldeira.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When on Faial, the visit of the Capelinhos area is an absolute must. I would recommend everyone to watch some of the documentaries on YouTube about this very recent eruption (1957) and its consequences. After seeing these pictures, the visit of the lighthouse does become...More

Thank Dudo2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To fully understand this place you have to be here. The exhibition centre is actually under the old lighthouse, which itself was buried until to level two by volcanic debris. there is detailed information on this eruption, 1957-58, and on others forms of eruptions. small...More

Thank keith47
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In this area in the years 1957-58 there were more volcanic eruptions and strong earthquakes. The area now looks like a mountain of coal and resembles the landscape of Etna. It's strange, lugubrious but great. There is still the lighthouse of Ponta dos Capelinhos standing....More

Thank Sorin D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must-see in Faial. The landscape is surreal with beautiful volcanic shapes. At a certain point a huge wind storm broke the calm...

Thank German F
Reviewed 18 June 2017

This is a must if you visit Faial. Better than Caldeira in my opinion. It is the moon landscape with superb view over the ocean.

Thank cupac0ffee
Reviewed 10 May 2017

This volcano erupted in 1957-58, and in doing so both added 1Km to the west end of Faial, and led to the emigration of nearly 5,000 Azoreans to the USA. The Capelinhos Volcano Interpretation Centre was constructed underground, in the volcanic debris, and then covered...More

Thank hunnr
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Sixty Seven years ago this new land was born of a volcanic eruption just off the shores of Faial island. Kind of a must see attraction now. It is possible to hike the area too.

Thank seafare74
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This part of Fail takes a while to reach from Horta along twisty roads. Once you arrive you will immediately be overwhelmed by the barren nature of the new land created in the past century. A true sense of how our planet has morphed over...More

Thank ManxViking
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Being there feels like visiting another planet. A huge black piece of desert created on a place that used to be the ocean just 60 years ago. When I saw Capelinhos on a photo before coming to Faial I thought it was way smaller -...More

1  Thank Lenok2910
Reviewed 11 January 2017

My wife and i visited the famous Capelinhos Volcano on Faial Island Portugal on a bus tour. The history of how over thousands of year the magma, which is the molten rock underground, would rise to the surface and flow as lava and ashes would...More

1  Thank grandslamhomer
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