Grutas de Mira de Aire

Grutas Mira d'Aire - Gruta de Moinhos Velhos - Gruta de Moinhos Veljhos


Useful Information

Location: 14 km south east of Porto de Mór. 85 km north east of Lisbon
Open: Winter 9:30-18. Summer 9-19.
Fee: Adults 600, Children (-12) 350.
Classification:  Karst cave.
Light: electric.
Dimension: L=4,000m, VR=250m.
Guided tours: D=45min., L=700m, D=110m.
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Bibliography: J. A. Crispim (1987): Evolução da Hidrologia Subterrânea na Gruta de Moinhos Velhos (Mira de Aire), Departamento de Geologia da Faculdade de Ciências de Lisboa, Sociedade Portuguesa de Espeleologia, ALGAR. Bol. Soc. Port. Espeleologia, 1:3-8 - Lisboa, 1987.
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Last update:$Date: 2013/04/25 23:03:55 $

History

 
1947discovered.
1971opened to the public.

Description

This is Portugal's largest caves system and the underground tour leads down through a series of colourfully lit caverns with some impressive speleothems. The last cavern, 110m below the surface contains a huge lake with artificial waterfalls and dramatic artificial fountains.

Exit is via a fast elevator to the surface.


Text by Tony Oldham (2002). With kind permission.


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