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Valley of the Nuns

Travessa 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 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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"curral das freiras"
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"chestnut cake"
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"roasted chestnuts"
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"viewing point"
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"long tunnel"
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"souvenir shop"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stopped off on a island island tour fab views well worth a visit especially on lovely day views from the top beautiful plenty of room to park you can also go for a little walk which we didn’t do

Thank Lamblaker
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Curral das Freiras is the official name is the valley created by the volcano crater. Drive down a long narrow road to the village where you will find several restaurants and shops. Be sure to try the local ginja. Make from a variety of cherries....More

Thank Joao M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Left Funchal by 8, and drove up the winding roads, THROUGH the cloud into the bright sunshine. The walk was a bit chilly at first but it was amazing. There are fences wherever it might have been dangerous, so no worries! We walked down and...More

Thank cfredman2016
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A place not to miss out when on Madeira. This area is stunningly beautiful with trees and flowers clinging to mountainsides and breathtaking drops from narrow roads. Not for the faint hearted but worth every chilling experience.

Thank grannyj
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The view is nice but not worth the 90-minute journey. You get out, look around, and then get chased by the aggressive shop keepers. I'd avoid it.

Thank Wandering-Will-55
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thursday's 1000 ride on bus 81 provided food for thought on micro-climates within Madeira. A dry and sunny Funchal contrasted with a wet, misty, cold and cloudy Eira do Serrado 45 minutes later. Viewpoint across the crown from Encumeada to Faja do Cardos and beyond...More

Thank coh8
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Most vendors offer excursions to the Valley of the Nuns at a very reasonable price. The view down into the Valley is staggering and if you manage to visit when clouds are low over the mountains then you may see them rolling over and down...More

Thank Chris P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First, let me explain that there is a difference between the village and the Miradouro. In the village named Curral Das Freiras, you hardly have a view on the surrounding valley. As of the moment you arrive, proppers are approaching you to have a cup...More

2  Thank Luc V
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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

We had a quick stop here on our last day - the location of the village is stunning, the drive there is gorgeous and the chestnuts are delicious :)

Thank Réka K
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Great views. Visited here with a Jeep safari Also when you rent a car you can go there by yourself. Nature lovers will like it here.

Thank Hj. L
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321skelly
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.
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ateach52
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
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