Centro de Interpretação do Vulcão dos Capelinhos

The space, which is underground, was opened in August 2008 and aims to recreate and make known to the visitor, through the use of multimedia resources, the eruption of 1957 which occurred while along the coast of Faial. Part of the interpretation centre of Capelinhos Lighthouse, with a privileged view over the landscape of volcanic phenomenon results. It also includes an auditorium where you can see a 3D movie about the formation of the Earth, a living room with temporary exhibitions, and the various interpretative exhibition halls: "headlights", "eruption", "the volcano", "Volcanoes in the world", "Açores" and "Fayal".


Farol dos Capelinhos - Ap 140


  • 10.00€
  • Private parking
  • Museums
  • Outdoor areas, Auditorium, Temporary exhibitions, Bar/snack-bar, Shop, Educational services

    opening hours

  • tuesday: 09:30-16:30
  • wednesday: 09:30-16:30
  • thursday: 09:30-16:30
  • friday: 09:30-16:30
  • saturday: 14:00-17:30
  • sunday: 14:00-17:30
  • holiday: 14:00-17:30

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