Exquisite Nun's Valley Tour

4 hr

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Miradouro Pico Dos Barcelos, Estrada Comandante Camacho de Freitas, Funchal, Madeira Portugal

The Pico dos Barcelos Viewpoint is approximately 355 meters above sea level. From this point there is a splendid panoramic view over Funchal bay and the city area, with the Desertas Islands in the background.

This viewingpoint was recently restructured and nowdays it includes additional green and commercial areas where local crafts...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Miradouro Pico Dos Barcelos, Estrada Comandante Camacho de Freitas, Funchal, Madeira Portugal

The Pico dos Barcelos Viewpoint is approximately 355 meters above sea level. From this point there is a splendid panoramic view over Funchal bay and the city area, with the Desertas Islands in the background.

This viewingpoint was recently restructured and nowdays it includes additional green and commercial areas where local crafts and restaurants can be found and also new leisurement facilities. This area underwent substantial improvements in terms of pedestrian and automobile access

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Eira do Serrado Viewpoint, Estr. da Eira do Serrado, 9030 Funchal, Portugal

Located at an elevation of 1,095 m, it offers a stunning panoramic view over the parish of Curral das Freiras.The Eira do Serrado viewpoint, located in the mountainous interior of the municipality of Câmara de Lobos, in the 'heart' of the island, stands at an elevation of 1,095 m.
It offers a fantastic panoramic view of the valley where the picturesque parish of Curral das Freiras lies, and the majestic mountains of the central massif that surround it. Access to the viewpoint is via a footpath that starts in Estalagem Eira do Serrado

Duration: 35 minutes

Stop At: Curral das Freiras, Curral das Freiras, Camara De Lobos, Madeira, Madeira Islands

Curral das Freiras ('Nuns Valley') is a small parish nestling between almost perpendicular mountains in the heart of the island. Both Eira do Serrado and Paredão viewpoints are excellent locations to contemplate the magnificent views of this parish. The huge cauldron in which Curral das Freiras is sitting was either formed by erosion, which is the more recent theory, or as many still believe, by volcanic activity.
In 1566 the nuns from the Santa Clara convent fled from pirates attacking Funchal and found seclusion here, where they also brought the convent treasure. The parish is very isolated, and locals mainly live of what they grow. The local chestnuts are delicious and are used in everyday cooking.
Curral das Freiras was the property of a couple that sold this land to the captain of Funchal, João Gonçalves da Câmara. This captain gave the lands to his daughters when they entered the Santa Clara convent (also built by him)

Duration: 1 hour

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Important Details

Included
  • Fuel surcharge
Not Included
  • Lunch
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered

Ports

  • funchal


9:00 AM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Service animals allowed
  • Stroller accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
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