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Interesting if you happen to go during the production period which is from april for two months in raw.
You can see the complete process.
And of course you can taste and buy rhum!
I recomend the 30year old rhum.
We (a family with a 14 and 11 year old) visited the factory while strolling around Calheta. It was free and allowed you to see how the sugar cane was (and still is) processed. If you stumble upon it you should take the time to...More
A good way to while away an afternoon. We were walking by and decided to walk in to have a look and were pleasantly surprised by how interesting it was. Every thing is well preserved machines and there is a small souvenir shop, where you...More
We had had this place pointed out to us by our taxi driver on the way to our hotel, and decided to drop in whilst walking around town.
The partner is a machinery buff, and loved it. It has a museum downstairs, with an educative...More
We stopped at the sugar cane factory on a tour of the island and as it was quite a wild and windy day also saw the waves crashing on the coast alongside.
The tour is very interesting and the tasting at the end was a...More
The factory gives a good impression of sugar refining over the years, and has coffee bar where local rum may be tasted! Good to see the heavy old machines used, but the factory is only active for a month after the spring harvest, so dont...More
The museum is well worth a visit! There are lots of interesting machines to look at, and they are mostly English or American. It is till a working mill. It is a good place to go for the cafe and the local view!
This is a free visit to an old factory which produces molasses for the production of the local drink poncho and also the rum. The machinery is old and much of it originated from the UK. The small tasting area is staffed by really helpful...More