Gruta do Natal

Useful Information

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.
Open: JUN-SEP daily 15-17. [1999]
Fee: Adults EUR 6.50, Reduced EUR 5, Children (0-12) free.
Groups (+): Adults EUR 3.50.
Classification: Speleologylava tube
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Dimension: L=510 m.
Guided tours:
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
As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
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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, 11). Originally an undeveloped cave, the numer of visitor increased drastically during the last years, and so it was developd by the mountaineering club Os Montanheiros.