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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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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We get to Eira do Serrado by bus No 81 (Horarios do Funchal, interurban route) and then went to the Valley of the Nuns all the way down). It's much better than just drive to the valley by bus or car, but you should wear...More

1  Thank Kristina A
Reviewed 6 days ago

We got the number 81 bus from Funchal. The bus station is very close to the cable car just ask at one of the tiny square booths that sell bus tours. The bus is grey and red. We told the driver the correct name of...More

Thank sh1nesout
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very beautiful area of Madeira. Some similarities with scenery of Peru. Went with DG company. Would recommend.

Thank hmc16
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful village which I have visited from different starts. The first brought me from the bus stop at Encumeada through a muddy path and overgrown vegetation and down to the village after a 2-3 trek. The second brought us down from Eira do Serrado in...More

Thank coh8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We parked at the Eira do Serrado Viewpoint and took the lovely winding path down to Curral Das Freiras. It is mainly an easy walk, with the odd style bit. You can then refresh yourself in the town and get the No. 81 bus back...More

Thank Tim P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After visiting Pico do Arriero by car we spotted the new road from there to Eiro do Serrado. It's narrow, windy and single track for most of the way. Part way along there is a large viewpoint looking down on both Eiro do Serrado and...More

2  Thank Calderglen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From Eira do Serrado you have a magnificent view on the valley, and you can consider to walk down to the valley (while the one with fewer walking experience takes the car down). If you want to visit the Pico do Arieiro on the same...More

Thank keesvk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

as it was a short walk i chose to do it alone from funchal and as soon as you arrive at eira do serrado by bus you'll see a souvenir shop and a cafe and just past these you'll get a fine viewing platform and...More

Thank alittletoolate
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Climbing the steps ,looking all around at the finest scenery you could imagine. When you get to the top the views are so awe inspiring as you look to the village in the bottom .There is a cafe and a tourist shop inside there are...More

2  Thank peterharvey492017
Reviewed May 14, 2017 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

1  Thank Maria W
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What is the best time of day to visit the Valley of Nuns - morning or afternoon?
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
Bert G
We are on a cruise stopping one day, would we have time to visit from the cruise ship
May 15, 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