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Address: Eira 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...

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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Very pretty

Beautiful mountains with good foodMany dishes whit castanha and try to drink ginginha (Tipical madeira regional drink

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Carlos V
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Funchal, Portugal
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Funchal, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful mountains with good foodMany dishes whit castanha and try to drink ginginha (Tipical madeira regional drink

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Having visited the Saint Clara monastery the previous day, our visit to this village was much more meaningful. The Church at Curral das Freiras was just delightful.

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Wells, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took the 81 bus from Avendido do Mar, Funchal, not far from the shopping passage Gallerias Sao Lorenço. It is a stunning bus ride and only cost about 5 euros each. It's worth checking on the timetable for a bus that goes via Eira do Serrado,(10am or 11am when we were there) where there is a marvellous viewpoint over... More 

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took advantage of a sunny afternoon to visit the hidden valley. Not disappointed with fantastic views, some local culture and excellent lunch thrown in.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great views from great heights looking down into valleys and looking over local villages a must see to believe

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South Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went out to the Nun's Valley by bus, the 81 starting from the stances at the cable car. It was the most amazing bus ride I've ever been on, have your camera ready and be prepared for some awesome views and superb driving up and down hairpin mountain roads. We got off at the first village high up the... More 

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pictures cannot do justice to the awsome views, the history was explained by our guide, which is unbelievable! go see it yourself to hear it.

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Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

We did the trip to Nuns Valley on a recent visit to Madeira. The tour only takes up half a day but it is a must for anyone wowed by mountain scenery. There is a viewpoint at the top of the mountain and then, when you descend to NunsValley, you are surrounded by spectacular mountain views? The site of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

we drove rather than go on a trip. The drive was challenging but worth every minute. We took a slight wrong turn but it was the best detour we ever took. Set your Sat Nav for centre of Curral das Freiras and you too can have a 10km dead end trip to real beauty. We were very lucky with the... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

As always the people who live in the village make up for any difficulty you have getting about with a wheelchair. The trip up and down to the church is about our limit as the access road is very steep. The church is lovely and the people have a great deal of pride in the chapel of the lady. if... More 

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