Vulcão dos Capelinhos (Capelinhos Volcano) Interpretation Centre

The Vulcão dos Capelinhos was the last volcano in the Azores to be recently active. It is unlikely to travel through this region without feeling the presence of the volcanic origins of the islands, and the central group is, without a doubt, characterised by this presence and memory. The Interpretation Centre is like a journey to the interior of the earth. A journey which enables you to understand evolution, through various examples and comparisons with other international volcanoes. The interpretation centre is invisible from the outside, as it is located on an underground floor, taking over the floor that had been buried. We enter a level below the square which serves as a view-point, through a rip in the earth made by two concrete support walls. Inside, a central pillar in the shape of a "mushroom" prevails, from which the exhibition unfolds.  
Nuno Ribeiro Lopes  

Farol dos Capelinhos
Ilha do Faial

+ 351 292 200 470  
1st January to 14th June | 16th September to 31st December. Tuesday to Friday: 9h30 - 16h30 Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: 14h00 - 17h30 Closed: 1st January; Shrove Tuesday; Easter Sunday, 24th, 25th and 31st December 15th June to 15th September. Monday to Sunday: 10h00 - 18h00  
38º 35.803' N , 28º 49.531' W