The Gruta das Torres is open to the public since 2005 as a Visitors Centre set up by the Regional Secretariat for the Environment and the Sea, whose architecture has already been awarded. The format of the visit is absolutely pioneer in Portugal since it promotes the preservation of the cavity, so little has been changed into the cave, so the visitor is guided with the necessary and appropriate equipment within a volcanic cavity unspoilt and preserved.
Since 2005, the Gruta das Torres has already been visited by more than 30 000 people and is an example of visitation, preservation and education for natural heritage of Pico Island and in the Azores Archipelago.
Ticket Office, Souvenir Shop, ATM, Parking lot, Guided tour, WC, WC and Access for people with reduced mobility, Auditorium with film projection.
16 September to 14 June
Tue to Sat: 02.00pm - 05.30pm
Closed: Sun | Mon | Holidays1 | Mardi Gras | Easter Sunday | 24 and 31 December
Guided Tours: 02.30pm | 04.00pm
15 June to 15 September
Every day: 10.00am - 06.00pm
Guided tours: 10.30am | 12.00pm | 01.30pm | 03.00pm | 04.30pm
1Opens on the holidays of: Holy Friday; 25 April; 1 May; 10 June; from 02.00pm - 05.30pm, except if these days are Sundays or Mondays
Full Ticket: 7€
Family Ticket (2 adults with children up to 17 years old): 13€
Child (up to 12 years old): Free
Junior (13 to 17 years old): 3,50€
Senior (> 65 years old): 3,50€
Youth Card; Inter-jovem Card; Student Card; Partnership Cards: 5,60€
Address: Caminho da Gruta das Torres, Criação Velha, 9950 Madalena
How to get there
The center is located in the Criação Velha parish, Madalena village, 10 minutes by car from the center of the village. Head towards the Criação Velha parish and find its signaling.
38º29'39,51'' N | 28º30'08,63'' W