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Sao Vicente - Ponta Delgada - São Vicente

Sao Vicente - Ponta Delgada

Ponta Delgada

Ponta delgada is a very small village in Sao Vicente area. You can still find great manor houses and farms from English families that once lived there. This area was known by its wealth and influence in the north of the Island. Today Ponta Delgada is like a small resort. Small hotel units, and a brand new swimming complex next to the sea.

Address: Ponta Delgada

Website: http://www.svicente.com

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 6, 2005
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São Vicente - Boaventura Village - São Vicente

São Vicente - Boaventura Village

Boaventura

The village of Boaventura, situated in the high mountains of Sao Vicente, is characterized by surprising valleys, torn for some water courses, surrounded by varied flora species of the Laurissilva Forest. This village also has many viewpoints that allows you to observe the magnificent landscapes of the north.

Address: North Sao Vicente village

Website: http://www.svicente.com

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 1, 2005
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São Vicente - Volcanism Centre - São Vicente

São Vicente - Volcanism Centre

Volcanism Centre

The Volcanism Centre is located in São Vicente, sitting at the end of the valley where the formation of the island started.

This centre manages to convey culture and education in a very entertaining way by providing the visitors with audiovisual demonstrations of volcanic eruptions and the birth of an island. Here, you can also visit São Vicente’s famous volcanic caves (already existing and now included in the Volcanism Centre) and stroll through the beautiful gardens featuring Madeira’s endemic flora.

Address: Pe do Paco

Website: http://www.svicente.com

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Mar 1, 2005
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Sao Vicente street - São Vicente

Sao Vicente street

Don't miss a thing

Sao Vicente is a small village. But every space is unique. Take your time to relax at a local cafe or just enjoy the breeze of the sea! You wont find many tourist here, only locals come to this village. The tourists only visit the caves next to the village but don't explore it! Do it yourself! ;)

Website: http://www.svicente.com

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 1, 2005
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Sao Vicente Village - São Vicente

Sao Vicente Village

Follow your steps

Sao Vicente is a village full of enchantments. Its old estudios of photograph, its gardens, the steps of the streets in basalt that take you to know the most genuine village in Madeira. But Sao Vicente is not only old things, today new cafes and shops come across the small river bay that flows in the village.

Website: http://www.svicente.com

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 1, 2005
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Sao Vicente chapel - São Vicente

Sao Vicente chapel

Chapel in the rock

This chapel built like a niche in a basalt block in 1694 by Inácio de Sousa, helped by the charity of the devoted, is situated at a river mouth.

According to records, this chapel was erected on the same spot where the saint is said to have appeared. It's the icon of the Sao Vicente village.

Address: By the village

Website: http://www.svicente.com

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 1, 2005
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Sao Vicente- Caves entrance - São Vicente

Sao Vicente- Caves entrance

Sao Vicente Caves

The Sao Vicente Caves are located on the left side of Sao Vicente's riverside, on a place called Pe de Passo.

Of volcanic origin, they are composed by a series of lava tubes, resulting of an eruption that happened 400 thousand years ago. This complex of "volcanic tunnels" presents a development of over 1000 m, and so far it's the biggest in Madeira Island.
The pedestrian course has an extension of 70m, that takes around 30 minutes to view.

Address: Pe do Paço - Sao Vicente

Directions: Winter - everyday from 9 am to 7 pm Summer - everyday from 9 am to 9 pm Adults - 4 Euros

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 29, 2003
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