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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.
Capelinhos, Faial Island, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an incredible landscape - not that many opportunities to see the landscape and safely walk on volcanic rock around a 60 year old volcano! Pay the 1 euro to climb the lighthouse to the top you'll get a good bird view of the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A trip to see Capelinhos Volcano outside of Horta, is a very worthwhile experience. This area is a result of numerous earthquakes and volcanic eruptions in 1957/58. We rented a scooter, and enjoyed the quiet roads. We checked out the futuristic visitor centre, before heading...More

Thank Morag V
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This recent eruption (50 years) has left its mark this end of the island. There is no grass or any other growth. Just a lot of dark sand and rock. It almost looks like a desert. It is beautiful sight to see.

Thank Peggy S
Reviewed 14 July 2018

Capelinhos is stunning! A series of volcanic eruptions in 1957-58 changed the landscape from small villages and pretty landscape to one of desolation. A lighthouse, where scientists had set up their observation station during the initial eruptions, was nearly covered in black ash and still...More

Thank Jane R
Reviewed 11 July 2018

This is fantastic piece of rock, especially nice to visit in sunset (this IS the westernmost part of island, and btw the westernmost piece of land on European Plate). In the day, there are usually several other tourists, but the sunset is a great spot...More

Thank The_Protagonist
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

This is the reason to come to Faial! So special... you can book a guided tour or explore the site on your own, using the walking trails. Allow yourself some time to absorb the nature of this place!

Thank Ana L
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Amazing part of Faial Island, it takes about 1 or 2 hours to visit it and take great pictures. There is also a very inviting museum. Don’t miss it !

Thank Vincent_Ghall
Reviewed 23 June 2018

Mandatory to Visit even without visiting museum. Beautiful landscape of nature and the old Lighthouse. Didn't walk up the mountain this time but will next time.

Thank samhenr
Reviewed 16 June 2018

Just wow. One of the highlights of our Azorean holiday. You shall definitely go there and see it with your own eyes. Its only 25 minutes drive from Horta but seems to be a different planet. The interpretation centre is amazing too wit lots of...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Wow! What an amazing museum and what a great concept. Views are fantastic, specially if you step to the top of the tower. A must see in Faial.

Thank XanaRibeiro-BE
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