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Small working factory... April and May is when it is active. We saw it in February and there are lots of old machines etc which give a sense of what it was like years ago... Mixed in amongst the modern kit. It is still a...More
A lovely little museum with an amazing array of machinery. Some more labelling would be useful, but it's free, so can't really complain. Tried and bought rum in the little shop. There is a cafe with toilet facilities too. We chose to walk there ourselves...More
Interesting to follow the display and interactive information about an old and traditional industry. Local, free and with a shop to sample potential purchases. If your staying close by, wander round for a visit. Our hotel was offering a charge with guide!
Positive moment is that this is free of charge to visit the place.
It's interesting to see several historical mechanisms used in production of sugar from cane in Madeira in the XIX-XX centuries.
There is small poor shop. You can find better assortiment in the...More
The factory was part of a mini tour organised by my hotel - the guide was interesting & knowledgeable. Was able to sample the traditional Madeira cake, poncha & molasses syrup. We were impressed enough to buy cake & Poncha for our own use &...More
Just half an hour drive from Funchal, Calheta only city of Madeira still producing the traditional punch and delicacies out of sugar cane. Step into the museum located at the centre of the village (n.29 of the big avenue) for a short history tour and...More
Just around the corner from Caletha beach is the sugar cane factory. Dont pay for a trip here or a tour organised by the hotel because it is free. Just walk in and have a good looks round. Everything has tags in both Portuguese and...More
Interesting small museum with great old machinery. The factory can be seen working during the sugar cane harvest but I've not visited then. Nice cool interior to wander around in then relax on the patio with great views. Delicious coffee and rum based liqueurs at...More