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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
+351 292 202 000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank Anna N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank swingxav
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Mita64
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Margot J
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!

Thank Roel H
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.

Thank Arco Iris a
Reviewed 6 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

Thank bapmail
Reviewed 16 July 2017

When on Faial, the visit of the Capelinhos area is an absolute must. I would recommend everyone to watch some of the documentaries on YouTube about this very recent eruption (1957) and its consequences. After seeing these pictures, the visit of the lighthouse does become...More

Thank Dudo2
Reviewed 6 July 2017

To fully understand this place you have to be here. The exhibition centre is actually under the old lighthouse, which itself was buried until to level two by volcanic debris. there is detailed information on this eruption, 1957-58, and on others forms of eruptions. small...More

Thank keith47
Reviewed 5 July 2017

In this area in the years 1957-58 there were more volcanic eruptions and strong earthquakes. The area now looks like a mountain of coal and resembles the landscape of Etna. It's strange, lugubrious but great. There is still the lighthouse of Ponta dos Capelinhos standing....More

Thank Sorin D
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