Curral das Freiras is a parish of the municipality of Câmara de Lobos in the Portuguese archipelago of Madeira. The population in 2011 was of 2.001, in an area of ​​25,03 km ². It is situated in the hilly interior of the island. Being one of the most distant places of the county seat of Câmara de Lobos, it is geographically isolated from other communities by cliffs and peaks around its central valley. 

The Monte Palace Tropical Garden occupies an area of 70.000 square meters and houses an huge exotic plant’s collection, coming from all over the world, together with swans and duck’s, that populates the central lake, peacocks and chickens, that walk free in the main areas of the property.

The Natural Reserve of Ship Rock Site, is located in the municipality of Santana and is an exclusively marine reserve enclosed between Ponta do Cleric to this Ponta de São Jorge west and between the line defined by the maximum high tide and the bathymetric of 100 meters, including the islet of Rock Vineyards and the islet of the Widow.

Pico do Arieiro, at 1,818 m high, is Madeira Island’s third highest peak. Most days, visitors can stand and look down on the clouds. The air is fresh and clear and the sun is very bright.

Ponta de São Lourenço is the easternmost point of the island of Madeira, it is inside the town of Caniçal and forms a part of the municipality of Machico. Its terrain are made up of rocks and herbaceous vegetation.

 

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