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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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"curral das freiras"
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"chestnut cake"
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"roasted chestnuts"
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"viewing point"
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"long tunnel"
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"local bus"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This view from Eira Do Serrado to the valley of the nuns - Curral Das Frieras in local language is one of the most beautiful sights in Madeira. It is very accessible by car and then you walk up 10 minutes and the only word...More

Thank nadi O o
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful scenery from top of the hills. Small village in the valley, cafes and shops, liquers to taste. But no nuns.

Thank miisa66
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a local bus to Eira do Serrado from where the views are stunning down into the valley and Curral days Freiras. The path down to the valley is well signed. It is rough cobbles most of the way passing through mixed forest of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The day was cloudy when we set out but this area seems to have its own microclimate and as we arrived the sun came out. The views from above, if you walk a little way from the gift shop, are incredible. The tiny town below,...More

Thank Northernblonde
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After researching on our computer and using google maps which told us to catch the number 81 bus from Funchal bus station we arrived up in the mountains and Nuns Valley. I was amazed I have never seen such tall mountains. I was mesmerisied when...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited as part of a private inclusive trip with the holiday and well worth seeing, even the weather was a little unkind. Perhaps not a trip for those who find twisty roads and drops/heights a problem! Good viewing points throughout. Take note of the old...More

Thank JagerPlymouth
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A trip to the Valley of the Nuns is well worth it but has to be planned on a clear, sunny day so that you can fully enjoy the views. It is the place where, in the 16th century, nuns found a refuge from the...More

Thank Nik R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to do the climb, in the hire car, up to the Nuns Valley and wasn't disappointed, the weather was just right too. We had a good lunch at the hotel up there Eira Do Serrado. The views from the top are amazing.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the (#81) bus to Eira do Serrado where there is a hotel/restaurant and a platform overlooking an amazing view. The road up is very twisty with precipitous drops but the Madeiran bus drivers are very skilled and I found the ride more exciting...More

Thank cristofa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even on a cool rainy day it is worth the drive...the food is wonderful. The chestnut soup is enough for two people to share it is very hearty.....ask for a plate of chestnuts first....we shared a plate of sardines and they were fab.....the service was...More

Thank carol w
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321skelly
11 February 2018|
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Response from bluesbuddah | Reviewed this property |
It's a small town and never too busy when i was there in November. You could find ample parking on the main Street.
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ateach52
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
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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
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