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Address: Eira do Serrado, Camara De Lobos, Madeira 9300-010, Portugal
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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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Amazing views through the valley

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Boughton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best appreciated if you walk down from the viewpoint, about 45-60 minutes down a reasonable track. Some decent restaurants for lunch and good bus service back to Funchal.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You follow the high twisting road from Funchal up into the hills. On reaching the top there is a short walk to the viewing platform. Mist and cloud can descend quickly so choose your day carefully. In the valley locals will let off fireworks which echo around the canyon walls. Excellent walking area with well signposted paths. Certainly a must... More 

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Opole, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

we spent there only 3 hours and it was rainy and foggy, so we decided to visit a church and to eat/drink in the restaurant "Nun's Valley". There you can buy chestnut liquor, the best on Madeira :-)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Heading to the point of Eira do Serrado, 1050 m above the ocean you will enjoy the dramatic landscape of eucalyptus woods and the subtropical lush green scenes that will remind you of "Avatar", The mountains that surround it and the magnificent drops down the valley will simply take your breath away. At the bottom of the valley you will... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone is collected from their hotel or apartment by a comfortable minibus. This tour costs a reasonable €30 for a 3 1/2 hour tour. We were 7 of us in the minibus. The tour driver was a mine of information on the history of the island and it's magnificent flora. He was also fluent in English and had a good... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic Views from around 1050 mtrs above sea level, this is our second trip to the Island and so glad we made every effort this time to visit this outstanding attraction, from the visitors centre its a steady but reasonable climb to the top don;t be put off by the steps just take a little time and take everything in... More 

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