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

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!

Thank bill_tee
Reviewed September 5, 2018

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

Thank Bumali_Bumali
Reviewed August 18, 2018

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

Thank Linda H
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Marion F
Reviewed August 2, 2018

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

Thank Mark T
Reviewed July 23, 2018

This is a working factory. The tour is not accompanied by a guide but there is a good video at the end that probably answers your questions.

Thank crix142858
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank CathyR763
Reviewed July 16, 2018

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

Thank UkFinancier
Reviewed July 3, 2018 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 June 21, 2018 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

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Hi Krista, Monday to Friday: 8:00 - 19:00; Saturday,Sunday and holidays: 10:00 - 19:00 Thanks, Charlotte
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