The Lime Route – Museum Centre

The lime route museum center is located in the municipality of São Vicente; this municipality contains several accommodations from Madeira Rural that you are able to reserve.

The lime route museum centre encloses an area close to 12 000m2, in which you will be able to find beautiful breathtaking landscapes, two limestone quarries, a lime kiln and other constructions used to support cattle-raising and farming, such as haylofts, cultivation fields and levadas “Water channels”, very typical of Madeira´s landscape.
The lime route museum is integrated in a rural environment preserving some building and characteristics typical of Madeira´s rural landscape, with its farm and cattle raising structures.
The limestone from the quarries had several uses; it was used in stone pavements, fonts, millstones, lime production, along with other uses. After it was transported to the lime kiln house, the limestone was burned to produce lime which was used in mortars, walls whitening, soil stabilizer and for funeral practices to prevent infections and diseases spreading.
From the 1st of April until the 31st of September, the museum centre is opened from 10h00 to 18h00. The 1st of October until 31st of March, the museum is opened from 10h00 until 17h00. The museum centre is opened from Tuesday until Sunday.
Come and enjoy the breathtaking landscapes that exist in the lime route museum centre!