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Valley of the Nuns

Travessa do Serrado, Camara De Lobos, Madeira 9300-010, Portugal
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Private Nun's Valley Tour from Funchal
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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 3 days ago

This trip should always be taken by people visiting Madeira. My advice is to book a small mini bus tour - it goes more slowly. Take the views on board throughout the trip. The viewing area at Pico dos Barcelos has been very well constructed...More

Thank hristopher J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The village was quiet, but the views were insane, and definitely worth the visit! There is a 'miradouro' above the village and I very much recommend visiting there too!

Thank Meeri E
Reviewed 5 days ago

We took a half day tour with a taxi driver who took us to some interesting points in Madeira, and we stopped where we had a beautiful view of the Valley of the Nuns. Marvels!

Thank Rami A
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited here on a half day tour. After stopping at the Pico dos Barcelos viewpoint overlooking Funchal (great 360 views of the city) we headed inland up twisty steep roads and stopped at Eira do Serrado with breath-taking views up and down the Valley...More

Thank grandad88
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My and my wife took a half day tour of the nuns valley with happy tours , our driver Antonio was informative and amusing which made for a pleasant journey. Our first stop was the small fishing port of camera de lobos we spent 20...More

Thank mick saint
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in the restaurant for tea and a glass of wine on a coach trip from our cruise ship. The view down into the valley was covered in cloud, but if you walked to the top up the path behind the restaurant there was...More

Thank Billyboysouth
Reviewed 1 week ago

Problematic also when you meet with the bus on the road to the vista. Down int he valley not that much to do, but we went to a local restaurant for coffe (0,5 EUR), liqour 0,8 EUR and chestnut pie for few cents and all...More

Thank absolut2
Reviewed 1 week ago

This dizzying destination is, apparently, the s[ot where local nuns fled to, with Funchal's women and children, whenever bloodthirsty pirates stopped by for a spot of rape and pillage. Old sea dogs would have nochance of sniffing out prey in this muntainous but magnificent terrain....More

Thank bryanedwin
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a half day minibus tour with Madeira Sunrise tours (excellent tour guide) that included the first viewpoint over Funchal and then a winding mountain road up to 1100 metres above sea level for a stunning view over the Valley of the Nuns. We...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a half day minibus trip to this wonderful area high over Funchal. The region is very hilly with winding roads, huge valleys and dizzy views. The viewpoint over the Valley is easily accessed and provides outstanding views down to Camera way below. This was...More

Thank CrankyNWEngland
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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
16 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