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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.
Travessa do Serrado, Camara De Lobos, Madeira 9300-010, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Some idiot put the wrong location and made me walk 2 hours for nothing Search location on maps instead

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 821nicur
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went by bus to the Valley of the Nuns. The scenery, landscape and heights, just take your breath away. We were on a hotel trip, which was good, as we were given a running commentary on the history of this amazing valley and the small...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DracPatch
Reviewed 4 days ago

Booked organised mini bus trip for about £13, stopping at Pico Barcelos en route. Amazing views at top after walking 100 metres or so up easy stepped path. Mountain roads not recommended for those of nervous disposition but quite exciting. Curral des Freiras village bit...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Alan T
Reviewed 1 week ago

what astonishing place the views were something to behold we saw the view from above and below would recommend this place to visit thanks to lido tours again

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank james m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view from Eira do Serrado is spectacular. We took a tour there with Lido tours and were lucky that we chose a cloud free day. The drive there was amazing and much better to let a local guide drive so that you can sit...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank pata299
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took local bus from Funchal No 81 , as others have mentioned it is a scary bus journey up and there is a feeling of relief when you step off and set on the steep decent down to the village, good path all the way...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank IntheloopScot
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Valley of the Nuns was really a highlight of my recent trip to Europe. This place is simply amazing! If you visit Maderia, you should certainly make the effort to visit and explore this area. It is some of the most beautiful country I've...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Chuck M
Reviewed 13 December 2018

We caught the 81 bus from Funchal - quite an experience - and the driver told us where to get off. Very small village with a couple of nice restaurants with great views. We had lunch and a walk Although we didn't wait for the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Trish F
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed the visit, it’s really spectacular. Also if you enjoy driving, the viewpoint up on the hill is also worth it. Overlooking the whole valley is even better than viewing it from down in the village.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 965magnusk
Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

Had an amazing trip to the Valley of the Nuns. The scenery is spectacular. Very easy to do on public transport. We took the 81 bus which we caught opposite the New Savoy Hotel that is being built just after 11 am. Get off after...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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12 February 2018|
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Response from 2good4ever | Reviewed this property |
It's not that busy always .if you can avoid tour group timing , you can have lot of places to park.
21 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