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Sugar Cane Factory

Engenho da Calheta, Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
+351 291 822 264
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Madeira Southern Coast Tour from Funchal
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Engenho da Calheta, Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
+351 291 822 264
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a functioning sugar cane factory but its also like a museum. Very much worth the walk up the short but steep hill. You can try the different rums they produce (and a non-alcoholic sugar cane drink) and also have the opportunity to purchase...More

2  Thank sandracul
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We were staying in Calheta so decided to go into the museum and have a look round. As has been said in prevous posts you need to be a bit nosey as there are no signposts etc but make sure you go upstairs to where...More

2  Thank MrsLMoon
Reviewed 20 September 2017

This is a very interesting place to visit as unlike elsewhere as it is an operational factory and on our trip, you got a free tasting of rum. You can see the whole process from the sugar cane entering the factory to it turning into...More

1  Thank John T
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Walked to this factory. Lots of information about the sugar cane industry and the cafe at the top was good value. Worth a visit. Came away with some bolo de mar the real madeira cake. Happy days

Thank Charlotte B
Reviewed 24 June 2017

It was a very interesting place. There was a museum with old machinery and turtles in a pool! You have to be a bit nosey and carry on up some steps as there is a lot more to see. It isn't obvious. You can see...More

Thank 370anonymous
Reviewed 22 June 2017

I suppose if there was anything happening i.e. Sugar cane production it maybe worth a look but when we visited all you could see were a few machines no explanations. No free samples better ways of spending your time.

Thank FIO
Reviewed 10 June 2017

This place is not large and can be walked round quite quickly but it does document well the old sugar cane industry. There is a little terrace and small bar at the end of the tour where you can buy can juice, white rum and...More

Thank GlennL73
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

What a nice wee place to visit a ten minute walk from the calheta beach hotel when we went they had just started production again so was interesting watching how it all worked we tried the poncha at the end pure Madeira rum wow 2...More

2  Thank Lorraine W
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We went during sugar can harvesting season and had the chance to see the crushing and the distillation. Old fashionned way. BUt the products are really good !

1  Thank Jean d
Reviewed 9 May 2017

do not pay to go on a trip here. just walk in for free off the street.not much to see and you will be looked at by staff as if you have 2 heads and the lady serving the rum and sugar cane has forgotten...More

1  Thank NottinghamSwimmer
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