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Address: Eira do Serrado, Camara De Lobos, Madeira 9300-010, Portugal

The "Nuns Valley" is a small village situated in the crater of an...

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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Booked this with Lido Tours. Roberto our driver picked us up by mini bus from our hotel. He was excellent and spoke in English and German to the group. Great views. Take a... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked this with Lido Tours. Roberto our driver picked us up by mini bus from our hotel. He was excellent and spoke in English and German to the group. Great views. Take a jumper or fleece for when high up.

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Bruges, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did not go to the village, but we admired it from above. When driving to the village of Curral dos Freiras, go to the left just before the tunnel to Eira do Serrado. Then a short walk to the mirador and you get a magnificent view on the village, 500 metres lower. The view is really magnificent.

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This half day trip is a must do the sights are amassing. The history is fantastic if you have a good diver. It is best if you can go just after it has rained as the little water falls are beautiful

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We reached the Village early in the morning and it was very quiet and peaceful. The views of the valley and surroundings were fantastic and tranquil. Having walked around for about 45 minutes we make our way to a local restaurant with a spectacular view of the valley and the Eira do Serrano view point. Be sure to try the... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visit the wally fore a second time in 3 Years. The wally it self is stunning and the nature grand. BUT the welcome on the square/Parking in the small center is really not bennefitting the tourims. Wherever we went there was saleman/women draging/begging to buy there stuff (the same in al the stores and stands. First we tryed to say... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Travelled here on the local buses, less than 5 euros each way for a journey of nearly an hour. Wonderful views from the village at the top (many restaurants) and can take the bus down (or walk) to the communities in the valley (and pick up the bus back from there!). Quite a frequent service (check timetables). Coach tours also... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Go to the viewpoint first and see the village lying in its "cauldron". Other houses clinging to the hillsides too. Its a fair way down - the cars going through the village look like small toy cars. Its a 10-15 minute walk to the viewpoint and is not difficult but does get colder. Then get yourself down to the village... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

By taxi. Great drive, stunning views, great viewing points easy walking.Gift/souvenir shop for those that want it.A highlight of our visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

So called because nuns owned this area rather than as the guide books state because it was a refuge for nuns, we didn't see one nun whilst we were there! What we did see however, were simply spectacular views. This is well worth a visit. Do bear in mind though that the weather can change quickly. During out time there,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

What a cool story about the nuns. It gives you a good glimpse of what life was like. Anyway. The drive up is pretty scary but the views are worth it. The walk to the summit. I Ewing platform is fairly easy though. The view from the cafe outside on the decking is good too. Shame he charges alot for... More 

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