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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 via mobile

Excellent, see my review of Daniel's taxis for more details, but however you choose to visit, don't miss this treat.

Thank skyeblue42
Reviewed 3 days ago

This valley can be seen from several different locations and you get a separate perspective from each one. Although it is called the Valley of the Nuns there are now no longer any living in the valley. The name comes from some Nuns escaping Pirates...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 4 days ago

There are two parts to the Valley of the Nuns - one is a spectacular viewpoint at the top of the volcano, overlooking a steep valley and the other is the actual village in the valley below. We had a hire car so this was...More

Thank walkleytravellers
Reviewed 6 days ago

View from Eira do Serrado viewing point well worth the effort of the hairpins to get there. You can see part of the old road down into the valley from there too, can understand why its closed to traffic - did my vertigo no good...More

Thank Mandy C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful views!! The town was very cute as well with several shops to purchase souvenirs. There was a few restaurants too. We enjoyed walking around the area.

Thank Heyruthi
Reviewed 1 week ago

1. Worth seeing the valley from the observation point. There was a small hotel with a café and gift shop with restrooms. You probably need around 30 minutes max. I booked a tour, but you can do it on your own, but probably with a...More

1  Thank Kazumoto N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I guess it is a matter of taste but I think there are much nicer villages in Madeira. The Valley of the Nuns is rather crowded and hot. It feels like the air is not moving, at all. I would much rather go to Ribeiro...More

1  Thank Niko P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed a tour which went to the viewing platform above it which had a super cafe and gift shop. Was quite stunning looking down. The valley floor was quite god with the town preparing for a festival. There were several cafes and all shops eager...More

Thank SimeyWimey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Haven't actually visited the valley itself but stopped at an observation point on the way back to Funchal from Pico Arieiro.

Thank fuscobal
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We visited here whilst on an open top jeep tour. Its so worth a visit as the history of the nuns and the scenery are breathtaking. This is a little town with a couple of shops but isolated, completely surrounded by mountains. They were doing...More

1  Thank smartypants08
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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