We went during low season and thought it was closed when we arrived... we bought the tickets and went inside with a nice lady. We notice that the place is big and outdated. Inside the place is nice to discover with a great diversity of formations and natural like lighting.
On our way from Porto to Lisbon we drove through Alvados.
Here we have visited two caves, Santo Antonio Caves and Gruta de Alvados. Both very beautiful caves that are very different.
We started in Santo Antonio, the larger of the two caves.
A friendly guide gave us a clear explanation in English.
The cave consists of large areas with...
we visited Grutas Alvados and thought it was shut, but we went into the ticket office and the chap behind the till sold us a joint ticket for the saint Antonio caves just up the road for a mere 9 euros each. he turned out to be the guide too, so as soon as we paid, he ushered us and...
There are several cave systems in the Parque Natural das Serras de Aire e Candeeiros region, including Grutas Santo Antonio, Grutas Alvados, Grutas de Mira de Aire, and Grutas de Moeda. We'd originally decided to visit the Grutas Alvados. After a long, winding and steep road from our hostel in Alvados, we reached the Grutas Alvados (Alvados Caves), but they...