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Capelinhos Volcano Interpretation Centre

 

The Capelinhos Volcano Interpretation Centre (CIVC) has an informative, educational and scientific mission, having for that purpose, a set of exhibitions with special emphasis on Capelinhos Volcano eruption and the formation of the archipelago, but also the various kinds of volcanic activity in the world and the history of Azorean lighthouses.

It was appointed by the European Museum Forum, for best European museum in 2012.

This building was constructed underground, so it wouldn’t interfere with the pre-existing landscape, allowing you to fully enjoy this recent volcanic landscape originated from the eruption of 1957/58. Besides the exhibitions, the Centre has an auditorium and a temporary exhibition of rock and mineral samples.

At the end of the visit, go up the Lighthouse where you can appreciate this unique landscape.

 

Services

Guided tour; Self-Guided brochure; Braille circuit; Permanent exhibition; Temporary exhibition; Auditorium; Film/documentary Projection; Children play area; Wheelchair; Ticket Office; Souvenir shop; Cafeteria; ATM/VISA payment; Baby changer; Accessible Toilet; Parking lot.

 

Opening times

01 NOVEMBER - 31 MARCH

Tuesday to Friday > 10h00 - 17h00*

Saturdays | Sundays | Holidays > 14h00 - 17h30*

Closed > Mondays | 1 January | Mardi Gras | Easter Sunday | 25 December 

Guided tours: 

Tuesday to Friday > 11h00 | 15h00

Saturdays | Sundays | Holidays > 14h30 | 16h00

 

01 APRIL - 31 OCTOBER

Every day > 10h00 - 18h00*

Closed > Easter Sunday

Guided tours: 11h00 | 13h00 | 15h00 | 16h30

 

Tour duration: 60 minutes 

Number of people per tour: 4 - 30

Previous reservation is recommended

 

*Last admission 30 minutes before closure

 

The management entity reserves the right to close the establishment, according to the weather conditions.

 

Prices

Full Ticket:

Child (0 - 6 years old): Free

Junior (7 - 14 years old): 5,00 €

Adult (15 - 64 years old): 10,00 €

Senior (+ 65 years old): 5,00 €

Family (2 adults and children up to 14 years of age): 20,00 €

Resident of the Azores*: Free

 

Theme Ticket - Exhibitions:

Child (0 - 6 years old): Free

Junior (7 - 14 years old): 4,00 €

Adult (15 - 64 years old): 8,00 €

Senior (+ 65 years old): 4,00 €

Family (2 adults and children up to 14 years of age): 16,00 €

Resident of the Azores*: Free

 

Theme Ticket - Stereoscopic Movie:

Child (0 - 6 years old): Grátis

Junior (7 - 14 years old): 2,00 €

Adult (15 - 64 years old): 4,00 €

Senior (+ 65 years old): 2,00 €

Family (2 adults and children up to 14 years of age):  8,00 €

Resident of the Azores*: Free

 

Theme Ticket - Top of the Lighthouse:

Child (0 - 6 years old): Free

Junior (7 - 14 years old): 0,50 €

Adult (15 - 64 years old): 1,00 €

Senior (+ 65 years old): 0,50 €

Family (2 adults and children up to 14 years of age): 2,00 €

Resident of the Azores*: Free

 

Faial All-In-One Ticket:

Child (0 - 6 years old): Free

Junior (7 - 14 years old): 8,00 €

Adult (15 - 64 years old): 16,00 €

Senior (+ 65 years old): 8,00 €

Family (2 adults and children up to 14 years of age): 32,00 €

 

*Upon presentation of the Citizen Card.

Children up to 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Contacts

Adress: Farol dos Capelinhos, 9900 Horta

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Phone: (+351) 292 200 470

 

Getting there

Located in Capelo parish, about 25 km Horta city’s center (about 30 minutes by car).

Leaving from Horta city towards west, follow the Regional Road and pass by the parishes of Feteira and Castelo Branco. Arriving at Capelo parish, keep going on the Regional Road. After passing the entrance to Parque do Capelo (Capelo Forest Park) on the right, you will find an intersection where you should turn left, following the road signs indicating "Vulcão dos Capelinhos". After about 4 km, you will find on your left, the access road to the volcano, where the Centre is located.

 

GPS Coordinates  
38o35'48,791'' N | 28º49'36,169'' W