Furna do Enxofre

This geological phenomenon of great spectacularity and beauty is located inside Caldeira da Graciosa. This lava cave features a circular depression 1600 meters in diameter and 350 meters deep, in the place where the top of a volcano that gave rise to the island was previously located. At the bottom, there is a lake of cold, sulfurous water. The exploration of this cave began in the 19th century by several researchers, including Prince Albert of Monaco.


9880-205,Santa Cruz da Graciosa


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