Eira do Serrado
The Eira do Serrado viewpoint gives a remarkable view from a height of nearly 1100m over the Curral das Freiras valley - assuming the mists part on your visit.
You not only get a clear view of the settlements and the agricultural terracing, but of the precarious former road clinging to the edge of the mountain.
In addition to the view, a restaurant and souvenir shop are on offer.
There is plenty of parking if you wish to drive.
The HF bus 81 which runs from Funchal to Curral das Freiras takes a periodic detour to Eira do Serrado, sometimes as a request stop. Check the timetable and then double check with the driver.
Many organised tours, particularly those visiting Curral das Freiras will call in here.