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Sao Vicente Caves & Volcanism Centre

Grutas de Sao Vicente, Sitio Pe do Passo, Sao Vicente, Madeira 9240-039, Portugal
+351 291 842 404
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good44%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“guided tour” (31 reviews)
“lava tube” (6 reviews)
Grutas de Sao Vicente, Sitio Pe do Passo, Sao Vicente, Madeira 9240-039, Portugal
+351 291 842 404
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Reviewed yesterday

So I am giving 4 stars - because I visited caves in Mallorca in the past - and I think Mallorca's one were more beautiful. But do not get me wrong - if you visit Madeira by car - please pop in into that place....More

Thank Gosia N
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The caves are beautiful and very tastefully lit, the guide was knowledgable and spoke very good English. The tour was interesting and the film and exhibition after were also interesting. Although I can see that some of the second part of the tour was mainly...More

Thank LizzieGraceb
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The visit of the volcanic tunnels is very interesting, although slippery sometimes. The walk goes through old lava tunnels, and lets you view amazing sights, underground lakes. It can be very refreshing on a hot day. The visit ends with a visit of the volcanic...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited these caves by taxi from Funchal and for the four of us paid the same as we would have paid for visiting in a minibus tour - advantage was that during the heat at the beginning of August we were not squashed into...More

1  Thank Locksbottom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

an amazing place best caves/lava tubes i have seen anywhere in the world. Good tour about 30mins underground followed by exhibition, journey to the centre of the earth and a 4D film. Really good not to be missed and in a beautiful place Sao Vincente...More

Thank Elaine B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tours are guided which is great, because you can not only take a walk but also learn something about what you see. The tour starts from the walk in the caves (it's wet inside so closed shoes are recommended), then the movie about Madeira...More

Thank Rudzik22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A welcome break from the heat and very educational about how the Island was formed. Photos come out well even in the dark caverns and the girls who take you around are very knowledgeable.

Thank deanoe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to visit the caves as we saw them signposted,what a great time we had,the guide was very interesting,the caves were really nice to go into,afterwards we went to see an exhibit on how a volcano is formed and how Madeira came to be.The...More

Thank Bron1303
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is nice to visit the caves, especially with the guide who will explain a lot of things about the place. The things I didn't like too much were the movies which didn't have a great quality.

1  Thank Henry M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arranged this tour through 'Pride of Madeira' online - the mini bus picked us up from our hotel on the south side of the island (Funchal) and drove us to the caves on the north side of the island (35 minutes). The tour inside...More

Thank Nataliesophiexx
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Response from laurella w | Reviewed this property |
It's roughly 10 Euro each, tours take place every 45 minutes but there is a coffee shop so you can grab a drink while you wait.