If you go to the north coast of Madeira, be sure to visit two important centers of science and knowledge, and the Volcano Caves of Sao Vicente .
This center manages to combine culture and education with leisure and entertainment through audio-visual projections that recreate volcanic eruptions and the ‘ birth ‘ of an island.
Here you can also visit the famous Caves of Sao Vicente ( which already existed and which were included in the Center for Volcanology ) and stroll through the beautiful gardens planted with endemic flora of Madeira .
Grutas De São Vicente Picture
Of volcanic origin , are composed of a series of lava tubes , a result of an eruption that occurred about 400,000 years . This set of ” volcanic tunnels ” features a total development of over 1000 m is the highest that is known so far on the island of Madeira .
The pedestrian route has an extension 700 meters , which are traversed in about thirty minutes, and the maximum depth of about 19 meters.
Inside you can admire stalactites volcanic accumulations of lava, known as ” lava cakes ” , and ” block errant ” (stone transported by lava and got stuck due to its dimensions , inside a lava channel ) . A truly stunning ride through the bowels of the earth not to be missed !
The volcanic caves , located on the north coast of Madeira , in the municipality of São Vicente , can see the inner island and the volcanic convulsions which it originated .
These caves , with its canals lava several kilometers long , providing a stunning , 30 minutes , the interior of the earth . The path that lead to small ponds of clear water presents mysterious and is accompanied by music.
Volcano Pavilion and Water Gardens
The Volcanism Centre , located next to the Caves of Sao Vicente , combines culture and knowledge to leisure and entertainment .
This pavilion, about 90 visitors can watch the shows that make audiovisual recreation of the geological evolution of the caves , a volcano and a simulation of an island being born .
Taking advantage of the geographical features of the land , was also built a garden with predominance of endemic plants , which presents a series of footpaths , harmoniously blended with water courses .
Open every day , with the first visit and last visit to 10H00 to 18H00 .
São Vicente Caves
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9240-039 São Vicente
Tel: (+351)291 842404
E- mail: [email protected]
Grutas de São Vicente
Normal Ticket – 8 €
JúniorTicket (5 – 14 years) – 6 €
SéniorTicket (> 65 years) – 6 €
Group Ticket – 6 €
Under 5 years – free