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Sugar Cane Factory

Engenho da Calheta, Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
+351 291 822 264
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Madeira South Coast Tour from Funchal
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Engenho da Calheta, Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
+351 291 822 264
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 !

Thank Jean d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank NottinghamSwimmer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 5 April 2017

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

Thank Jets1978
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Calheta is small and very beautiful, this is one of the only places to visit, there is not much in town, which is not a bad thing!

Thank BluBerrie
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Certainly worth a visit - interesting history and cheapest Ponchas on the island. Tea and cake is good too!

Thank jamos2017
Reviewed 4 March 2017

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

Thank May902000
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