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Address: 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...

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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If you get the right day - STUNNING.

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... read more

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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First I would recommend to go up to the viewpoint located before the tunnel to curral das freiras ,there you can see the sheer beauty of the huge mountains surrounding the village at the bottom . Next after driving through the tunnel you reach curral das freiras , a tiny amazing village surrounded by the cliffs and the lush green

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

The drive to the village is a bit narrow but now with the new tunnel it is fine. The views are out of this world! If you want to be wowed go there.

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Goettingen, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a bus from Funchal and go to the Nun`s Valley. You`ll see steep, very steep hills with little villages on the steep edges and terraced fields. It`adramatic and impressing landscape. You can climb and walk down a steep path from the top of a hill to a little village. The walk is challenging but worth it. When you come... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As I went there in the end of November, top mountains are mostly rainy even though Funchal was warm and sunny. I took a bus number 81 from Funchal to get there. I must say all bus drivers in Madeira are amazing. They drove in so narrow and steep roads and were so patient with tourist drivers. The bus stopped... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Quick stop on a tour and it was breathtaking, the walk to the viewing point is worth the brief effort, but not for vertigo sufferers! I imagine that if you were young and fit and had enough time to walk the route it would be one to tell the grandchildren, we just got back into the bus and carried on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an organised trip here on a minibus. The whole experience was totally fabulous. The rainbows, views, the wonderful atmosphere - just lovely. We had a coffee, roasted chestnuts and biscuits that were a combination of cake, bread and biscuits. We loved our morning, it rained at the top of the mountains and we had blazing sunshine at the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped her as part of a tour with Up Mountain Madeira. When we arrived, it was clody, but our guide (Nico) suggested we be patient. As though he had a "fade control", the valley appeared in sunlight, and a few minutes later disappeared again. The whole time there was music from a local church in the valley. Very moving!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a half day trip with Book-it-here ! And had a very enjoyable time. John Richard was our tour/ driver / guide and he is just lovely. The weather was kind and we only had a short shower and managed to see the vistas down to the ocean and up in to the mountains. Ideal for a morning or... More 

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