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Furnas Monitoring and Research Centre

 

We are ready to welcome you, temporarily in these opening times!

Every day > 10h00 - 17h00


The Furnas Monitoring and Research Centre (CMIF) integrates a broad transversal intervention, articulating in one single project, the programs and actions of the “Plano de Ordenamento da Bacia Hidrográfica da Lagoa das Furnas” (Furnas Lake Land Development and Watershed Plan), notably the rehabilitation of its margins.

It was the winner of the "Premio Internazionale di Pietra Architetture 2011 - XII edizione" and finalist of SECIL Prize in 2013. It was the cover of the Spanish publication "El Croquis" and prominent target in some architectural websites. In 2016, won the "Tour Operator of the Year for São Miguel" in the "Holiday & Tour Specialist Awards" category of the Luxury Guide Awards.

CMIF functions as an observatory and integrated centre for knowledge dissemination, playing an important role in the translation of scientific information to a language able to captivate visitors into better understanding nature, as well as in recreational and ecological rehabilitation activities, all in a landscape that is constantly changing.

It includes an auditorium for workshops and seminars and a large covered area used for exhibitions that, through interactive mechanisms, tools accessible to users, multimedia platforms and guided tours, lead visitors to the discovery of the lagoon ecosystem as well as local flora and fauna.
In addition, there are adjacent outdoor areas, including picnic and contemplation areas and a large green space with a privileged view over the lagoon, where visitors can enjoy the scenery and develop leisure activities.

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Services: 

Guided tour; Permanent exhibition; Temporary exhibition; Auditorium; Film/documentary projection; Children play area; Ticket office; Gift shop; Coffee shop; ATM/VISA payment; Accessible toilet; Car park; Picnic area with accessible toilet.

 

Opening times

01 NOVEMBER - 31 MARCH

Tuesday to Sunday | Holidays > 10h00 - 17h00

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

 

01 APRIL - 31 OCTOBER

Every day > 10h00 - 18h00

Closed > Easter Sunday

 

Guided tours: by appointment with a minimum of 48 hours in advance

Tour duration: 30 minutes

Number of people per tour: 4 - 25

 

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

 

Parking Lot

01 NOVEMBER - 31 MARCH

Tuesday to Sunday | Holidays > 10h00 - 17h00

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

 

01 APRIL - 31 OCTOBER

Every day > 10h00 - 18h00

Closed > Easter Sunday

 

Prices 

Child (0 - 6 years old): Free

Junior (7 - 14 years old): 1,50 €

Adult (15 - 64 years old): 3,00 €

Senior (+ 65 years old): 1,50 €

Family (2 adults and children up to 14 years of age): 6,00 €

Resident of the Azores*: Free

  

*Upon presentation of the Citizen Card.

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

 

Contacts

Adress: Rua Lagoa das Furnas (lagoon south margin), nº 1489, 9675-090 Furnas

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Phone: (+351) 296 584 436

 

Getting there

Arriving at Lagoa das Furnas, in Povoação county, stop at the parking lot near the south edge next to the Regional Road. Walk about 10 minutes on the traditional cobblestone path, with the lagoon on your right, and pass the chapel, the old houses and the garden, until you find a slight detour to the right where you will find the Centre.

 

GPS Coordinates

37º45'04.823'' N | 25º20'15,806'' W