By LiaF7
2 years ago

Inside a Volcano - Azores

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Algar do Carvão, located in the central part of the island of Terceira, Azores, Portugal. Situated about 12 Km distance from the city of Angra do Heroismo.

A fallen asleep volcano that Man made possible for visitation. More exciting than cave exploring. An experience I will never forget.

On the 26th of January 1893, the first descent was made by Cândido Corvelo and Luis Sequeira. The second descent was made in 1934, by Didier Couto who elaborated maps of it's interior. And finally on August 18th of 1963, a group of enthusiasts called "the montanheiros" organized a descent and ever since then started building the stairs and lighting, and afterwards organizing the guided visits.

And we finally got to the bottom where we can see a portion of dark water making it look like a pool. The whole circuit was very humid with constant water drops falling on us (you can see what seems like stripes is water). But very well organised and safe.

Schedule if you would like to visit:
ALGAR DO CARVAO AND NATAL CAVE OPENINGS 2017/ 2018
March 25th until May 31st - Daily- 2:30pm until 5:15pm
June 1st until October 15th - Daily- 2:00pm until 6:00pm
October 17th until March 23rd 2018 - Tuesdays, Wednesdays , Fridays and Saturdays - 2:30pm until 5:15pm

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luluarte nice :D Azores :D
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KimJohnson Great set of photos!
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birjudanak beautiful
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LiaF7 Thank you luluarte, Kimjohnson and birjudanak :)
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luluarte you are welcome , make a cows post :D
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graciana This is a great wonder...
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