Vulcão dos Capelinhos

In September 1957 the Earth began to tremble and, from there, Faial was never the same. For 13 months, between September 27, 1957 and October 24, 1958, a volcanic phenomenon completely transformed this tip of Faial island in three distinct eruptive phases. Panicking, the inhabitants of Capelo and Praia do Norte runned away, or to the nearby islands or to the United States. Today, one can still verify the results of the eruption: fields and houses buried, the Capelinhos Lighthouse completely unusable (now renovated to the Volcano Interpretation Centre) and a rugged landscape, almost lunar.




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Natural Resources near Vulcão dos Capelinhos

Poço das Asas

Is a densely wooded location, far from everything and everyone, we found this cascade of extreme beauty. Located near the beach of Almoxarife, its crystal clea…

Paisagem Protegida do Monte da Guia

Place of extreme natural beauty, is classified as protected landscape due to being a place of nesting birds and a great diversity and floristic richness. It is…

Ponta Furada

Volcanic rock formation that creates a language in basalt over the sea. If you opt for a boat ride around the grounds, you can visit the beautiful caves that e…

Reserva Florestal Natural Parcial do Cabeço do Fogo

Wide forest reserve where you will find an enormous diversity and faunistic and floristic richness.

Reserva Florestal Natural Parcial do Vulcão dos Capelinhos

This space is of great geological significance, in addition to the interest for being breeding grounds for some colonies of seabirds.

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