19 km from Madeira at an altitude of 633 meter you will find the hidden village of Curral da Freiras. The name Nun’s valley comes from the nuns who escaped Funchal through a secret, narrow footpath into the valley where they hid from the French pirates who invaded Madeira. The only road going to the village was made in 1959. It twists and turns through the valley and the scenery is amazing.
Curral das Freiras, Madeira