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Valley of the Nuns

Travessa do Serrado, Camara De Lobos, Madeira 9300-010, Portugal
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Travessa do Serrado, Camara De Lobos, Madeira 9300-010, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on an organised trip with Thomson. It was just a few hours but it was stunning. There is a shop etc there to pop into. The views were breathtaking. Enjoy. Make sure you wear a sturdy pair of shoes, some of the walks...More

Thank Maria W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get the number 81 from Funchal at the side of the cable car. It is 3.30 euro. Check the weather first! There is a lovely little church in the village. Then I climbed to the look out and walked all the way down to the...More

2  Thank John B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great morning seeing the sights around Nuns Valley stopping to look at the view and then down into the village to see the beautiful church Worth a visit of a few hours

Thank ingiec2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here on a beautiful sunny day, but as its so high up the weather changed dramatically, it was cold and extremely windy. The walk up the steps is not for the faint hearted, very steep. Worth it for the amazing view of valley below...More

1  Thank holidaylover201059
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The views from the Mirador were spectacular (just make sure you can see the top before you journey up). The village is just an expensive tourist centre.

1  Thank Global123Travel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When you read how the Nuns retreated here to avoid rape and pillage, from marauding pirates, you picture a simplistic, secular setting, much like the Kykkos Monastery in Cyprus. Far from it. Curral das Freiras is a sprawling town with many other villages nearby. It...More

1  Thank holidaymanWashington
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is another essential visit when in Madeira. Nestled deep in a valley with access now through a tunnel it is a very nostalgic place. Still visible above the village you can see the old road, now closed, which was the only access to the...More

2  Thank Marina M
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We were lucky enough to visit here with a very knowledgeable local taxi driver who gave us a history lesson regarding the valley on the way there. Despite my fear of heights I was pleasantly surprised to find a plateau with cafe, bar and gift...More

Thank Gordon S
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Once you go to the village, have a coffee or snack in the restaurant and look in awe around you at the towering mountains, you can then go up to the lookout and look down thousands of feet to where you just had coffee.

Thank dumfriesman2015
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

A must visit place in Madeira!! Absolutely stunning views over the mountains and over looking the very picturesque village. There is a lovely cafe and shop, helpful staff!

Thank Charlotte B
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What is the best time of day to visit the Valley of Nuns - morning or afternoon?
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
We are on a cruise stopping one day, would we have time to visit from the cruise ship
15 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
Anna Ņ
Hello! Do i understand it right - we can take the 81 bus to eire do serrado, and then we can walk down to the village? (how long the walk takes)? And is there a bus from the village (so we dont have to go back up). is it the same bus (nr81)?
14 April 2016|
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