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Address: Capelinhos, Faial Island, Portugal
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The site of the volcanic eruption of 1957-58 on Faial, an island which is...

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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" Very Historical and Interesting Story "

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 January 2017
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El Cajon, California
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El Cajon, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 fall all over the ground areas and finally flow out to the sea. Learning how... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Site of 1958 volcanic eruption that extended the island by 1km... for 12 euros you can see all of the exhibits & climb the lighthouse that was damaged by the eruption... incredible geological preservation & history

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Milford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is a must see if you are on Faial! The landscape is amazing and the museum is well worth it! We learned so much in the museum and at the end you get to climb the lighthouse. The view from up there is even more amazing. It is very windy there though - lots of sand blowing around -... More 

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

It was after the Calderia walk trail, so we minimized the visit. this place worth a visit on it's own. very unique even for the Azores.

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Garstang, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

We visited on a windswept day when the volcanic dust scoured bare flesh more effectively than any exfoliate. The whole area is very interesting, particularly having visited Montserrat earlier in the year, a much more recent eruption and hence harder to visit. At Capelinhos one can wander over the whole area and can now just see the roofs of former... More 

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Laval, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

It was just amazing to be able to experience this volcanic ash landscape. The first 2 floors of the lighthouse are buried under this ash. The 3D video explaining the eruption of the volcanic eruptions is fantastic. We learned a lot about the formation of the Azores.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

This visit stood above all the other interesting experiences we'd had on the islands. First saw Capelinhos whilst walking down from Cabeço de Canto. the ash covered ground in sharp contrast to the green fields above.The headland has only existed since 1957/8 when an undersea volcano erupted and created a new piece of land. There’s a lighthouse here which had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Everyone should try to go up the spiral staircase and walk around the top of the lighthouse. It's an amazing 360• view. Go slow & let people pass you, if you think you can't do it, you can! There is plenty of room and it is very sturdy.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We spent a lovely day at Capelinhos visiting the centre and lighthouse first with an afternoon swim and sun bath at the near by cove. Centre was very informative and held our kids attention (14 & 10), stopped for a quick lunch good range of sandwiches all reasonably priced and freshly made. Views from the lighthouse were stunning, if you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Spent a really interesting few hours at the centre and surrounding area. The old black and white photos of the volcano as it happened in the fifties were really fascinating to see. The surrounding area has a haunting quality and the view from the top of the old lighthouse that survived the eruption (partly buried) is stunning. Very clever how... More 

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