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Sugar Cane Factory

Engenho da Calheta, Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
+351 291 822 264
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Engenho da Calheta, Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
+351 291 822 264
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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 9 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

1  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
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We stayed in Calheta and found out about this place via TA. I expected to see more of the process. You only see the numerous workers unload the sugar cane and having it crushed and squeezed in the machines. But you don't see e.g. the...More

Thank Koen B
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Visited this place exactly during the one month harvest period end of April. Interesting to watch the men working. Entrance is free and you can buy local products with cane sugar (bolo de Mel, aguardiente, ponco)

Thank Bart P
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

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.

1  Thank peter c
Reviewed 17 April 2017

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

Thank knergaar
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