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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"
in 62 reviews
"chestnut cake"
in 14 reviews
"roasted chestnuts"
in 6 reviews
"viewing point"
in 17 reviews
"long tunnel"
in 9 reviews
"steep path"
in 6 reviews
"half day tour"
in 17 reviews
"breathtaking views"
in 18 reviews
"number bus"
in 6 reviews
"organised trip"
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"minibus tour"
in 6 reviews
"santa clara"
in 5 reviews
"souvenir shop"
in 10 reviews
"hair raising"
in 7 reviews
"hired a car"
in 6 reviews
"walked down"
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"above sea level"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent location I would highly recommend but go with a tour company that has a vehicle with open windows. Madeira Island Tours packed 10 people into a van with weak AC and windows that didn't open. It was disgusting and made my wife sick for...More

Thank Tim M
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited via 1/2 day morning 4x4 jeep trip wonderful scenario truly fantastic scenario, believe we saw a eagle type of bird too which was magnificent

Thank Robert W
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited here whilst on a jeep tour of the island. Yet another spectacular view of Madeira's mountains.

Thank David M
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited the valley as part of an excursion and the scenery was breathtaking The ride up in a minibus was great if you can manage the narrow roads but the end result is well worth it Looking into the valley looking down on small villages...More

Thank Martin C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a valley and it was once inhabited by nuns. But apart from the name there is nothing else to suggest it. A very beautiful place with great scenery.

Thank Mark T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Breathtaking views of the valley and the surrounding mountains, good for relaxing after a slightly scary road leading to the place;)

Thank yolla12
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We parked at the view point at the top and walked up to the Mirador - brilliant clear views of the village below. We then walked down- around 1 hour, had difference cake in the village then walked up. Steep but easy going- took around...More

3  Thank Nicola B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place to visit.we were driving around the island which can be hair raising at times But iv never been anywhere before where the heights and the feeling you are in the clouds and often above the clouds.

Thank clare s
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Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

There were lots of trips advertised for this tour but i found it quite easy to get the local bus in the morning to the view point (the later ones dont all stop there) walk down by myself and get the bus back. Path is...More

1  Thank -medvem-
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Reviewed June 29, 2018

Ginja is a portuguese liqueur made by infusing ginja berries, in alcohol and adding caramel together with other ingredients. It is a favourite liqueur of many Madeira island habitants and a typical drink in Curral das Frieiras, this region produce ginja with protected designation of...More

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321skelly
February 11, 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
July 20, 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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