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Valley of the Nuns

Travessa do Serrado, Camara De Lobos, Madeira 9300-010, Portugal
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Madeira Nuns Valley Tour
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Private Nun's Valley Tour from Funchal
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Nun's Valley Open 4X4 Tour
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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 yesterday 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

Thank Niko P
Reviewed 2 days 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 3 days 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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely not some where to go if you don't like heights . High up in the mountains you will find this place . A short walk up the steep foot path to a viewing gallery . Great views of the valley where the nuns went...More

Thank Keith D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful pace to visit with the most amazing views surrounded by volcano walls. a steep drive up from the coast only took abpit 20 mins. not far to drove from Funchal but steep windy roads A must place to visit in Madeira

Thank Elaine B
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're in Madeira you really have to see this valley, the wonderful Curral das Freira . You can enjoy the breath taking 360° views to the fullest by walking down the old path from the bus stop Eira do Serrado. (The bus ride is...More

Thank Karleentje
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This area is absolutely stunning and worth a visit. My husband lives photography and it was a perfectly clear day so the views were amazing. Spectacular

Thank Alison D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive in its own right as a natural gem. All the organised trips sell it well. We took the 81 bus from funchal which took 45mins to Eria de Serrata. The walk down to the village was easy, just took about an hour. To the...More

1  Thank drainrat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you take an organised trip, make sure you know what it entails....quite often a drop off at Eira de Serrado to see the viewing point, then a ride to the village of Curral das Freiras.....no chance to descend down the mountain trek. We researched...More

1  Thank Keelyjc
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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