Curral das Freiras

Orientation & Geography

Africa, Portugal

Curral das Freiras (English: Corral of the Nuns), is a civil parish in the municipality of Câmara de Lobos in the Portuguese archipelago of Madeira. In 2001 the popylation was just over 1673 residents, in an area that covers 25.07 km² of the interior mountain range of the island, in the shadow of Pico do Arieiro and Pico Ruivo. One of the more distant locations from the municipal seat of Câmara de Lobos, it is very isolated from other communities by the cliffs and peaks that surround its central valley.