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  • City of Sugar Museum - Madeira

    This museum traces the history of Madeira through the rise of the sugar trade.  Before tourism and the wine industry, sugar cane was the central money making industry of this small island. 

    Many fortunes were made in the sugar trade during the early days of Funchal. Christopher Columbus himself was involved in the traffic of this lucrative crop.  The current day museum is in the house of a Flemish merchant, João Esmeraldo, who amassed his wealth in this trade.

    Stroll through the house and absorb the history of the rise and fall of this magnificent cash crop and all that came to Madeira as a direct result.

    Câmara Municipal do Funchal
    Praça Colombo, 5
    Phone:00351 291 236 910
    Opening hours:
    Mon - Fri 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. / 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Entrance: EUR 1.75

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