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Interpretation Centre of Capelinhos Volcano
Interpretation Centre of Capelinhos Volcano

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view, faial, the 9 islands, heritage

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Duet

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2014/07/09

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The Interpretation Centre Capelinhos opened in August 2007, was designed to preserve the existing landscape in the area affected by the eruption of Capelinhos in 1957/58, the most westerly tip of the island of Faial. Thus, the building is submerged in volcanic sands, buried up to the part of the plot before the eruption, part of the former Lighthouse Capelinhos. In this space, it is often possible to make a virtual and interactive journey, step by step, describes the phenomenon, opening up an important page in the scientific understanding of submarine volcanoes.