Calheta, also has one of the few mills cane sugar still in operation on the island of Madeira, Mill Machinery Society of Calheta , which arose in a period of great industrial development, more precisely in the second cycle of the sugar archipelago that occurred at the end of the century . And early nineteenth century XX .
Ingenuity Society Mills Calheta
This engine , today represents the link between the historical past and present, in the case of a beautiful living example of our past sweet sugar , especially in a land that once was prodigal in sugar mills and rum.
Set in the village of Calheta , you can visit your facility , knowing machinery ( century . Century, from the different mills County ) used in the manufacture of rum and honey sugar cane , as well as the room dedicated to the singer Madeira tradition of Coimbra Edmundo Bettencourt .
Besides this museum space , has a shop of regional products derived from cane sugar produced there and a tasting room where you can experience the traditional honey cake , scones and honey Poncha .