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GRUTA DO CARVÃO in Ponta Delgada

One would think that it is a small town but Ponta Delgada has so much to offer. You will never get bored in the capital of the Azores. If you are curious enough (of course!)…

It was a hiking-shoes-day. I am saying this because today we visited Gruta do Carvão, an extraordinary volcanic cave, which is located by the ring road of the town.

For any further information, you can refer to their website


For only 5 euros, you will have a detailed guided tour, a colorful helmet and most of all – a real treat to your eyes.


This cave was a real discovery for me. I was astonished by its colors, its age and its unusual shape.


The tour lasted about 20 minutes but you can also make a 3-hour tour of the cave. However, you must be prepared to climb and crawl but it is definitely worth a try.

And I would like to thank Alberto, our guide,  who was very friendly and very knowledgeable about this magical place!

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