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Valley of the Nuns (Curral das Freiras) Tours

When seen from the bird's eye view of the Eira do Serrado, the Curral das Freiras (Valley of the Nuns) seems like an impossible place to settle – surrounded by steep mountains and accessible by vertiginous roads. But its hidden location is exactly the reason why it was discovered and embraced by generations of settlers, from the 15th-century slaves who escaped their masters to the 16th-century nuns who fled from pirates in Funchal.

The Valley of the Nuns, as it is called today (Curral das Freiras translates loosely to Nuns' Refuge), is a step back in time for those who visit. Here one can find all things chestnut, which grows in abundance; terraced vineyards and cherry orchards on the lower slopes above the valley; and colorful houses that dot the landscape.

Practical Info

Curral das Freiras (Valley of the Nuns) is reachable by the line 81 bus from Funchal along the ER107. From the north, there is a tunnel that cuts through the mountains, ver the vertiginous among us.

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Madeira Valley of the Nuns Tour, Funchal, null
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Madeira Valley of the Nuns Tour

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Sit back and enjoy the scenery as you to travel to Nuns Valley on a minibus.

Location: Funchal, Portugal
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $17.94
Nun's Valley Open 4X4 Tour, Funchal, Day Trips
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Nun's Valley Open 4X4 Tour

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Pico dos Barcelos - Curral das Freiras - Pico do Areeiro - Poiso Camacha; join this exciting open 4x4 tour.

Location: Funchal, Portugal
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $41.85
Madeira Nuns Valley Sightseeing Tour from Funcal, Canico, and Machico, Funchal, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road ... 
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Madeira Nuns Valley Sightseeing Tour from Funcal, Canico, and Machico

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Enjoy a 3-hour guided tour from Funchal, exploring gorgeous scenery and historical sites. Visit Nuns Valley, stop at Pico dos Barcelos to take in the ...  Read more

Location: Funchal, Portugal
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $17.94
Private Nun's Valley Tour from Funchal, Funchal, Day Trips
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Private Nun's Valley Tour from Funchal

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Embark on a 4-hour private guided tour around the island of Madeira. Starting in Funchal, head for Pico dos Barcelos for sweeping views then travel to the ...  Read more

Location: Funchal, Portugal
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $143.48
Boat and Open Roof 4x4 Tour, Funchal, Private Day Trips
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Boat and Open Roof 4x4 Tour

This is a experience 2 in 1, adventure at the mountains and ocean. Enjoy a half day tour to the "Nun's Valley" and Peaks at 1800 meters high in the ...  Read more

Location: Funchal, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $1,494.61
Madeira's Cliffs and Valleys Jeep Tour from Funchal, Funchal, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
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Madeira's Cliffs and Valleys Jeep Tour from Funchal

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Discover the natural beauty of Madeira on this Jeep tour that begins at your hotel in Funchal. See Boca dos Namorados viewpoint,  the landscapes of Jardim da ...  Read more

Location: Funchal, Portugal
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $41.85

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