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Valley of the Nuns

Travessa do Serrado, Camara De Lobos, Madeira 9300-010, Portugal
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The "Nuns Valley" is a small village situated in the crater of an extinct volcano, which has kept its 16th-century Santa Clara Convent where the nuns used to hide from pirates who were attacking Funchal.
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Travessa do Serrado, Camara De Lobos, Madeira 9300-010, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed taking a day tour to valley of the nuns .it was pleasant weather and clear sky. Driving up the hills a little bit shaky , overall nice experience .

Thank 2good4ever
Reviewed 1 week ago

The views are quite breathtaking as you look down towards the little villages that have been built along the valleys and slopes of the mountains. Houses are all built on terraced slopes. The mini bus stopped at the car park of a hotel situated up...More

Thank Adeline K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small village with average restaurants, nice view but to see the beautiful view you have to drive or walk up to for example Eira do serrado viewpoint.

Thank 248NathalieG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a beautiful place, for sure, the views from the top and down in the village are amazing. BUT, this is a tourist trap with dozens of buses, hundreds of taxis and rentals pouring in all the time. Take it for what it is and...More

Thank Hans H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great view from above! Great scenic drive through the mountains and then a short hike on a paved trail.

1  Thank J K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there by tour, and it certainly was worth the trip. Of course one can also drive there with a hire car, if you happen to have one at hand. The views are plain spectacular and you will enjoy every minute of your visit....More

Thank gourmet_ou_gourmand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Omg!!! This place is well worth a trip. We visited on Christmas Day, very quite and very peaceful. That being the residential place first, beautiful surroundings, the volcanic rock is mesmerising, I was in awe with it all. They let of fire crackers as a...More

Thank Bernadette D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love Maderia but must say I find some bus journeys hair raising. This one is no exception, especially stertch to eira do serrado it even makes walking down nuns path bearable. Its not for one who suffers from vertigo, but views and nice restaurant...More

Thank Dissapointed964
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this Refuge of the Nuns, (Curral das Freiras), as part of a half day tour of the mountains and it was spectacular. Steep winding mountain roads through a tunnel and into the village which nestles in a crater surrounded by extinct volcanoes. The...More

2  Thank Jockinafrock69
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Be prepared for any weather conditions, do not rely on the weather conditions in Funchal. It was a rainy day and we loved the hike down. The cafe at the top is great and shows a great video of the Madeira islands.

Thank Emarie B
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20 July 2016|
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Response from SigitaVilnius | Reviewed this property |
We came there for lunch (1-2 p.m.). The sun was shining, the clouds were under the feet :) So, try this part of the day, but anyway it's hard to guess the weather ir Madeira. You should be ready for anything
Bert G
15 May 2016|
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Response from Colin73100 | Reviewed this property |
As indicated in other comments, if you just want to "visit" the Nuns' Valley, principally Eira to Serrado and the road between it and Funchal, then you can do this and other things in one day. However, if you also want to... More