Gruta do Natal

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Location: At the Pico Gordo (622 m asl), next to the lake Lagoa do Negro. From the road Angra do Heroismo to Biscoitos, turn off and follows signs to Lagoa do Negro.
(38.738494, -27.267882)
Open: JAN to MAR Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat 14:30-17.
APR to MAY daily 14:30-17.
JUN to SEP daily 14-18.
OCT to DEC Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat 14:30-17.
Fee: Adults EUR 9, Children (0-12) free.
Groups (30+): Base Fee EUR 300, Additional Adults EUR 10.
Classification: Speleologylava tube
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Dimension: L=510 m, H=90 %.
Guided tours: D=30 min,
Photography: allowed, no tripod
Accessibility: no
Address: Os Montanheiros, Rua da Rocha 8, 9700-169 Angra do Heroísmo, Tel: +351-295-212992, Cell: +351-961-362215, Fax: +351-295-216465. E-mail: contact
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01-DEC-1998 opened as a show cave.
2003 entrance building enlarged.


This lava tube is used by the locals every year at Christmas to celebrate a Mass (25-DEC at 11). Originally an undeveloped cave, the number of visitor increased drastically during the last years, and so it was developed by the mountaineering club Os Montanheiros.