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Engenho da Calheta, Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Free entry. Historical. Worth seeing. A short walk from Calheta hotels. Buy some local rum to bring home

Thank UkFinancier
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were brought here as part of a tour. It was interesting to walk around and see the machinery and to learn a bit about sugar cane production. A glass of poncha (not the best we had on the island) and a sliver of Madeira...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a brilliant visit well worth the stop off with plenty to see if you like to see how they deal with sugar cane. A very short period of work but round the clock. The samples cost 2 Euro but well worth it. If...More

Thank Hudds B T T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we were surprised the museum was still open although it was near to 6 p.m. with the help of the panels we understood why sugar cane once made the islands` fortune and how it was processed. then, finally, we entered the little shop and tested...More

Thank lotuscreek
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

visited this on my visit to Madeira and was surprised at what the sugar cane was grown for but the rum is very tasty and at only 60 cents a shot to try recommended

Thank lkent1970
Reviewed April 12, 2018

Alot of interesting history when visiting the sugar cane factory, would go to calheta beach daily but never visited the factory. Went in there as was intrigued what was in aguardente which is fire-water a Portuguese drink.

Thank Charlottef23
Reviewed March 27, 2018

Really enjoyed the visit, tasted real Madeira cake which was nothing like what we are used to in the UK, it’s very like Christmas cake, really tasty. We also tried Poncha, a local drink, quite sweet & quite strong!

Thank Anniedeej
Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

Stopped by for a short visit. Quiet place and free entry. Sold the local rum and offered tastings for only 0.60€.

Thank Nikolai K
Reviewed March 15, 2018

Visited this distillery and enjoyed the self guided tour of the plant. Nice to see old machinery still in use. Plenty of old photographs and information around the site. Situated in a small village by the sea made for a pleasant hour or so.

Thank bettyian
Reviewed March 13, 2018

Great place to visit to see the production of a local brew called Poncha. A tasting session is included to try this and Madeira cake.

Thank noreen k
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Krista V
April 28, 2018|
Response from Charlottef23 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Krista, Monday to Friday: 8:00 - 19:00; Saturday,Sunday and holidays: 10:00 - 19:00 Thanks, Charlotte