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Furnas Monitoring and Research Centre

Rua da Lagoa das Furnas 1489, Furnas, Povoacao, Sao Miguel 9675-090, Portugal
+351 296 584 436
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Good visit

Really enjoyed our visit here . Set on the banks of pretty Furnas lake it is really nice to walk... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
mumsypops
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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Don't waste your time

Waste of money. Regrettable. Monitoring? What monitoring? Workers are friendly but movie is poor... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2018
Manimao
,
Porto, Portugal
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The Furnas Monitoring and Research Centre (CMIF) was created with the purpose of disseminating the history and evolution of the Furnas Volcano and the intervention of the Landscape Laboratory in the protection and recovery of ecosystems in the protected landscape area. It won the "Premio Internazionale di Pietra Architetture 2011 - XII edizione" award and it was finalist of SECIL Prize in 2013. It was the cover of the Spanish publication "El Croquis" and prominent target in some architectural websites. In 2016, won the "Tour Operator of the Year for Sao Miguel" in the "Holiday & Tour Specialist Awards" category of the Luxury Guide Awards. CMIF functions as an observatory and integrated centre for knowledge dissemination, playing an important role in the translation of scientific information to a language able of captivating visitors for a better understanding of the particularities of local geodiversity, biodiversity, hydrology and culture.
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Rua da Lagoa das Furnas 1489, Furnas, Povoacao, Sao Miguel 9675-090, Portugal
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+351 296 584 436
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"research center"
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"interesting video"
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"volcanic rock"
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"old church"
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"worth a stop"
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"volcanic activity"
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"project"
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"exhibition"
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"lake"
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"farming"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit here . Set on the banks of pretty Furnas lake it is really nice to walk here from the town . Very informative guide who introduced the audio film to us which explained the geography and relationships of the community with...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Waste of money. Regrettable. Monitoring? What monitoring? Workers are friendly but movie is poor. Why monitoring? Fake name.

Thank Manimao
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

There is a 1 k walk from the parking lot to the Center. We could not get out of the parking. The meter ate our ticket and we couldn’t get another one until a car came in and two of us had to hold up...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

This place is small but informative! They have a small exhibit and will show you a video that explains the water diversity in the area and the reality of living with volcanic activity. Very interesting, I definitely left with a better understanding of the Azores....More

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Reviewed 30 July 2017

A small and informative exhibition about the volcanic activities in the surrounding of Furnas. Friendly coffeeshop :-)

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Reviewed 27 May 2017

Tiago was an excellent guide. The biology of this area is fascinating. Try the tea made directly from the hot spring. Excellent experience!

Thank Julie C
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Reviewed 21 May 2017

You need to park across the highway, it was .50 euros when we went. You can access the old church, the Gardens and the Research Center. The center itself is really nice, it has a coffee shop, bathrooms and it's 3 Euros per person to...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2017

There is a large parking lot across the highway, that was free during our visit, from there you have to walk for about 5 -10 minutes to reach the center. Along the way you will pass the Gothic church and the garden Jose do Canto...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We went there after a long walk around the lake. The centre is super interesting and the coffee is hot an delicious. We even had a little snack a bolo with cheese sandwich. :) And the staff is so nice like everyone on the island.

Thank Kim d
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

If human influence and farming impact is tangible, then this is the place to make it visible in a nice and humble way, for each of us. Gives the hope of the power of humanity not only to destroy but to regrow and fix past...More

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