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Capelinhos

Capelinhos, Faial Island, Portugal
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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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Capelinhos, Faial Island, Portugal
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"volcanic eruption"
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"fascinating place"
in 3 reviews
"the atlantic ocean"
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"light house"
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"spectacular views"
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"interpretation centre"
in 4 reviews
"lighthouse"
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"museum"
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"land"
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"ash"
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"faial"
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"moon"
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"earth"
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"information"
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"desert"
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

I hadn't read much about faial before coming here and was much impressed when our guide introduced this place to us. It is some land even younger than my parents and you can feel very special standing on it. First we visited a very good...More

2  Thank annamarie Y
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Incredible experience. The volcanic site reminds us of a Star Wars movie. One of best sites in Azores. Museum is both beautiful and loaded with great exhibits including a 3D film.

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

The Volcano Interpretation Centre is about 25 km from Horta city’s center (appr. 25 EUR for 4 persons by a taxi - in August 2017). This is the only volcano which was observed, studied, photographed since it erupted until it became dormant. Now you can...More

1  Thank Erzs_bet_S274887
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Walk in this area is great, special atmosphere, the view at the top is gorgeous. The museum deserves a visit.

Thank Anna N
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Walk around to feel the atmosphere. Great view from the top.of the Hill. The muséum deserved a visit.

Thank swingxav
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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

It was awesome to be viewing a newly created land which is only 60 years old and to learn about how the Azores was formed. The exhibition housed in the first floor of the lighthouse is excellent and the view from the top is breathtaking.

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Reviewed 26 August 2017

This is a must take swim suit and have a dip in the tidal pools the energy of bathing in tidal pools is just out of this world. At the same spot is a museum and volcano and light house shell. I enjoyed this spot....More

1  Thank Margot J
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We visited the museum/ information center which okay. What is very cool though is the light House which you can climb. We also walked up the newly formed hill, which gave some spectacular views! I would absolutely recommend a visite!

1  Thank Roel H
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

Nice to visit the area of a recent volcanic eruption... the Lighthouse has a great view and there is a hike around the area that also offers nice vies. It has very little veggitation, but it is interesting to visit non the less.

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

Every citizen on the island know the history and I was told it several times while I visited Faial. On my roundtrip I was a bit surprised how the area was so different to the rest of the island. For me it was important to...More

1  Thank bapmail
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