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Sugar Cane Factory

Engenho da Calheta, Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
+351 291 822 264
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“cake” (15 reviews)
“biscuits” (7 reviews)
“juice” (6 reviews)
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Engenho da Calheta, Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
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+351 291 822 264
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"cake"
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"biscuits"
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"juice"
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"free entry"
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"worth a visit"
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"bolo"
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"local rum"
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"local history"
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"interesting place to visit"
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"small bar"
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"working museum"
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"real madeira"
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"cafe bar"
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"tasting room"
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"stairs lead"
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"harvest season"
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Reviewed 12 April 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
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Reviewed 28 March 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
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Reviewed 28 March 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
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Reviewed 16 March 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
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Reviewed 13 March 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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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Well worth a visit just to try the rum, very strong though. Easy 5 minutes walk from Calheta Beach Hotel, no need to pay the arranged trips as its free entry, just walk around and talk to the ladies in the cafe, you can try...More

1  Thank tobyleek
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

Walked to this venue from Savoy Calheta Beach Hotel and spent a pleasant few hours there. Quite small but lovely sun terrace to sit and relax in, plus tastings. It is free to enter and you only pay for the tastings that you want to...More

1  Thank _killengreys
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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Lovely place. Very interesting. Was close to our hotel so went there on our own. Staff were knowlegable and very helpful. If you like history you will love it there.

1  Thank pauline659s
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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Static viewing. Best to go when the sugar cane is being harvested. Good selection of cane based drinks and excellent cakes

Thank Ronald W
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

We had a look around the factory nobody was there but plenty of written information to do the tour yourself

Thank hendy55
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Krista V
28 April 2018|
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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
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