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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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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... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 village before the tunnel. Good food in the 2 tavernas in the centre, with local... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 shops so you don't need to go right to the top.

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank dumfriesman2015
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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!

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Thank Charlotte B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most beautiful sights of the island. I recommend taking bus to the Nun's valley and then hike from that village up the hill. It takes about hour and half (including breaks for shooting views).

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is worth the trip up the windey roads to get here. The viewpoint down over the valley is good. The man made platform sticks out over the edge giving a really exposed feel. The valley below is picturesque and you can see why the Nun's would have felt safer here than down by the coast with the marauding sailors!

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North Bay, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went by private Taxi with Daniel Taxi. Incredible little town and wonderful stories by Daniel. Had great lunch overlooking Nuns Valley after a little walk up to the lookout.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go to the Eira do Serrado by bus cosch or car. Then ho down to the Nun's Valley. You can walk there but it's pretty steep. No for those with vertigo

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the Valley of the Nuns on local bus 81 for €13 return for two of us. We then walked down the steep trail to the village below where we had a nice beer in Restaurant at the bottom. Met some lovely people and had a great day.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked through one of the many minibus operators. Spectacular views en route with a few stops for photos. Our guide was very helpful. We stopped in the valley for an hour, chance for a little walk around and a coffee but that's as far as we went. I'd have preferred it if we had continued to the valley floor... More 

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