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  1. Grutas de Mira de Aire
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    Grutas de Mira de Aire
    These caves were discovered in 1947. The entrance is 300m in altitude, but inside they reach 180m in depth. Their formation goes back 150 million years to the Middle Jurassic age, when the dinosaurs populated this region. Their footprints can be (...)

  2. Grutas de Santo António - Alvados
    Caves
    Grutas de Santo António - Alvados
    In 1955 two men working at a place called Pedra do Altar went through a large opening as they were trying to catch a bird. The Santo António caves were discovered more than 150 million years after their formation in the Middle Jurassic age, when the (...)

  3. Furna do Enxofre
    Caves
    Furna do Enxofre
    The Furna do Enxofre, situated in the south-eastern part of the Caldeira da Ilha Graciosa, is an impressive lava cave, whose main feature is its perfect dome-shaped roof. The inside of the cave is reached via a tower roughly 37 metres high and (...)

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    Monumento Natural Regional da Gruta do Carvão
    The natural wealth of the Gruta do Carvão lies in its great variety of geological aspects, structures and phenomena that are typically caused by volcanic activity. These features include structures known as ?gas bubbles?, corresponding to sectors of (...)

  5. Grutas da Moeda
    Caves
    Grutas da Moeda
    The Grutas da Moeda (the Coin Caves) of São Mamede, Fatima, were discovered in 1971 by two hunters while chasing a fox. Once in the cave, they were overcome with curiosity which led them to explore the area more thoroughly. To their amazement, they (...)

  6. Caves
    Monumento Natural Regional da Gruta das Torres
    The Gruta das Torres, located on the island of Pico at an altitude of 285 metres, is the largest lava tunnel known to exist in the Azores, with a total length of roughly 5150 metres and a maximum height of 15 metres.It consists of a large main (...)

  7. Caves
    Furna Dágua
    The Gruta Dágua, on Terceira island, is a cave of volcanic origin. Inside, there are abundant springs of water and it is possible to admire a whole range of lava stalactites.

  8. Caves
    Monumento Natural Regional do Algar do Carvão
    Algar do Carvão is situated in the central area of Terceira island, at an altitude of roughly 550 metres.Previously forming part of a Natural Geological Reserve, the area of Algar do Carvão (roughly 40.5 hectares) was recently reclassified as a (...)

  9. Caves
    Gruta do Natal
    The Gruta do Natal on Terceira island is considered ideal for enjoying a first contact with the different lava features that are to be found in the Azores, making it possible to enjoy the beauty and novelty that this type of natural phenomenon can (...)

  10. Grutas de Alvados
    Caves
    Grutas de Alvados
    In 1964 a group of quarry workers in the Serra dos Candeeiros heard a strange noise, as if a stone had fallen into a very deep abyss. This was how the Alvados caves were discovered, more than 150 million years after their formation in the Middle (...)

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