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Moeda Caves

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Address: Largo das Grutas da Moeda | The Coin Caves Are Just 2km From Fatima's Shrine, Fatima, Portugal
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The Coin Caves are the biggest natural attraction near Fatima.

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Absolutely stunning

When we arrived there weren't many people around. We bought our tickets and had an ice cream while we waited. We watched a short video in English before we went into the caves... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
frenchi700
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Derbyshire
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Derbyshire
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we arrived there weren't many people around. We bought our tickets and had an ice cream while we waited. We watched a short video in English before we went into the caves. Wow, they are absolutely stunning. We were blown away by the sheer beauty of them. The way the staircases have been put in in the keeping of... More 

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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213 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really good example of stalactites and stalagmites. The story of how the caves were found is just as interesting. The guide is very personable and speaks English. We enjoyed our visit. Snacks are served upstairs but not lunch. The gift shop has many items to chose.

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Thank FrexicanJoseph
London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Reasonably (6euros each for entry) priced diversion on the way back to Lisbon from Fatima. Tour guide was cool and entertaining speaking and translating in just about every language under the sun. Caves were fascinating. Haven't seen anything like that before. Touring them only takes around twenty mins. So it's not an all day activity.

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Thank Matt L
Lisbon, Portugal
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

It's fantastic to discover this cavern. Near Fátima, 10-15 min by car, with parking and cafeteria service. If you want to take the guided visit, recommended by me, you need to wait for the scheduled entry. You'll see the amazing forms created by millions of years of water hitting the stone and found how the water found the way to... More 

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1 Thank Phillip_Lisbon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

I have heard a lot about this place but its a real gem. At every step we were astonished by the formation. As we went in summer so no need to wear raincoats. One can easily walk without any problem. These are guided torus which last from 30 to 40 min. Our guide was explaining every minute details. At the... More 

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1 Thank Pallavi A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

The guides were very knowledgable.its presented beautifully with superb lighting but looks so natural with no wiring shown. well worth the €6 entry.

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Thank Nigel L
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We made a stop here on our way from Porto to Lissabon. If you're in the neighborhood you can't skip this one. These caves are a good example of the hidden beauty of nature. The guide was sympathetic and eventhough we where the only non portuguese speaking people on the tour, he took the time to explain everything in english... More 

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Thank Zirafje
Lisbon, Portugal
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

Grutas da Moeda are located in São Mamede, about 4 km from "Casa de Lúcia" and 10 km from the Sanctuary of Fátima. The caves have 350m long and 45m deep and are open to the public for about 50 years. The caves are in charge of a private entity which is responsible for maintaining and cleaning space. The tours... More 

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Elizabeth, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Great little place to explore only 3km from Fatima shrine. You walk through cave with a tour guide who explains and answers any questions. Privately owned and still maintained by one of the hunters who found the cave in the 1970s. Great stalagmites and stalactites formations. Great for kids

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Aveiro District, Portugal
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

A morning visit for two. 6 euro per person. interesting guided walk through the ancient caves. guide spoke english also. NO disabled access for wheel chairs as it reaches over 40 meters under ground with steps.

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