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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.
Caminho da Padaria, Curral das Freiras, Camara De Lobos, Madeira 9030-314, Portugal
All reviews the bus chestnut cake half day tour long tunnel stunning scenery small village lido tours hair raising great trip twists and turns walked down steep path viewing point walk up minibus tour hairpin bends well worth a visit
We caught the 81 bus from Funchal exiting at the viewpoint. There’s a cafe and gift shop and nothing else other then spectacular views. The upper viewpoint is easy enough and worth the walk. We then followed the lower path to Curral das Freiras -...More
We did this trip independently by catching the 81 bus from the stop by the cable car . This was very easy to do and the ride itself was quite an experience with hairpin bends and amazing scenery .
The best idea is to get...More
Have been here before but not for about 10 yrs. Visited as part of madeira trike tour( see separate review) and were blessed with clear weather. The views in all directions are stunning. If you are feeling adventurous you can walk down to village from...More
Great experience seeing parts of old and new Madeira, this short 4 hr approx., trip gave an insight to new and old roads. At several stops the views were awesome and the guide was very knowledgable of areas around tour and also Madeira in general.
Fascinating topography - if that’s your interest. Deep and noticeably colder than elsewhere on the island. View point from the top of the valley well worthwhile. Reminiscent of Grand Canyon on more modest scale. Access provides for quite an ‘entertaining’ road journey.
Nothing much to...More
We bought a trip through Lido tours. They were prompt and polite. The ride up to Curral de Freitas was exhilarating punctuated with moments of sheer terror! THE DROPS!!
We arrived at the Valley of the Nuns and the views were phenomenal. There's a nice...More
What a thrill! It is a hair raising drive up the steep and winding road, not recommended for the faint of heart or on your own but well worth the shakes. The views are breathtaking and absolutely stunning.
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