Valley of the Nuns, Curral das Freiras

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  • That remind me a little of an alpine valley. Directions is a little adventurous, but it's worth it in any case. Before departure into the valley is a stopover at Eirro de Serrado
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  • We took the city bus to this village and were a bit mortified how precipitous the road was at times. The views of the valley from the village are spectacular. There are a few cafes and souvenir shops....  more »
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  • Very good experience. It is quite dramatic drive, it is sheer cliff on the other side. When you get to the view point after a short walk. It's amazing, & if the weather, like today is clear, you can take some great shot. Again I did this trip with Madeira sightseeing, I had the same driver, & he is very nice & gives you time to appriciate what you're seeing. Very enjoyable experience.
  • Absolutely amazing ! Those nuns found refuge here in the 16th Century from pirates on the coast and never saw the sea again. They were in a corral surrounded completely by mountains. Fruit trees were introduced to the region for the first time. Sweet Chestnut and Cherry in particular. There is a real cottage industry in the valley producing everything under the sun from their sweet chestnuts. The locals call it Chestnut Valley. The views are spectacular. Highly recommend a visit.
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