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Valley of the Nuns

Travessa do Serrado, Camara De Lobos, Madeira 9300-010, Portugal
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US$ 17.97*
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Madeira Valley of the Nuns Tour
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US$ 143.73*
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Private Nun's Valley Tour from Funchal
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US$ 41.92*
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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 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful mountain village in the heart of Madeira. Curral dos Freiras is its Portuguese name. Nestling in a valley totally surrounded by mountains this is indeed a place of peace and tranquility. There are several establishments where you can sample traditional cake not...More

Thank bluesbuddah
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove a city bubble car to the valley of the nuns. An exieting drive to 1086m on twisty mountain roads offering amazing views to the sea. At the Valley of the nuns we made the final 200m accent by foot to a viewing platform...More

Thank Xvictor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Caught the number 81 bus to Eira do Serrado which is in itself is an ‘interesting’ journey. Enjoyed the spectacular scenery from the miradouro before starting the walk down to Curral das Freiras. The path is wide and even in the blustery conditions safe. In...More

1  Thank WhitlocksEnd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely wonderful experience to see Camara de Lobos from the top of the mountain. It was clear when we stopped to take our photos but within only two minutes the clouds drifted along the valley totally obscuring the village.

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a tour to see this and first stop was the top of the valley where the old road, path went down into the valley. There is a path that takes you to a viewing spot at the top of a shear drop of several...More

Thank thundachild
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

fantastic views, the journey up is not for the nervous of heights but well worth it, great views, we took a private tour

Thank Dominic W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a 3 hour trip... out tour guide was knowledgable and funny... we had a couple of stop over in little towns before going up to the Curral das Fereiras (nuns valley), we paid €10 pp, make sure you look around as our hotel...More

2  Thank 83Lilo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have never seen anything like this in Europe. Just make sure ask the price before ordering in the café!

Thank Gazdoc999
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the drive. We hired a car and drove ourselves here. Great fun!! Drive right down into the bottom of the valley and gaze up at the rock faves all around you. One road in and out so easy to be cut off by...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning views. We went up with a tour guide me he was very informative about the island and it's plants(if your into that type of thing). The views were like I have never seen. You also stop at the little village at the bottom...More

Thank Joholiday2015
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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