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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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Caminho da Padaria, Curral das Freiras, Camara De Lobos, Madeira 9030-314, Portugal
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Really nice views and scenery. High sided valley with spectacular views. Charming village where you should try the chestnut liquor and chestnut ice cream. So close to Funchal and definitely worth a visit.
Once you get to the viewpoint area of Eira do Sorrado it’s only a short walk to the high point (smooth surface at first and then shallow steps to the top) where you get breathtaking views into the valley far below. The silence is absolute...More
We were on a half day minibus tour, had a fantastic view from above. There is little in the village but as there was a motorbike rally for saint Raphael that made it more interesting! Be prepared to be approached by sellers of cake/liqueurs/chestnuts at...More
We caught the #81 Horarios do Funchal bus from the bus terminal located at the cable car entrance (Teleférico-Término, Rua José da Silva "Saca") to Eira do Serrado . The bus fare's €3.35 each.
Bear in mind that only the morning buses stop at Eira...More
We went on a half day excursion to the above and the scenery was absolutely stunning. A word of warning though if you don't like heights don't sit near the window. It is a very steep climb up the mountain and sometimes only one vehicle...More
The route to the Valley was precipitous, to say the least and meeting other coaches on the way was a bit scary. The drops at the side of roads vanished into nothingness at times! The Valley itself was beautiful and the village very peaceful with...More
This is a great place to check out but be aware, there are lots of windy roads and steep cliffs before you get here! If you are scared of heights of have vertigo I would suggest you not come or...close your eyes! The scenery is...More
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take line 96 and get out at corticeiras (ask driver). walk to bar Bilhares...there the hike to nunsvalley start which ends at curral das freiras. you can also take bus 81 straight from funchal to curral...the u dont need to... More
take line 96 and get out at corticeiras (ask driver). walk to bar Bilhares...there the hike to nunsvalley start which ends at curral das freiras. you can also take bus 81 straight from funchal to curral...the u dont need to hike.