Lime Route Museum Centre

The Lime Route Museum Center comprises a pedestrian route that takes about 30 minutes, from the limestone quarries to the Museum. This was the route taken by lime kiln workers many years ago when they transported firewood, lime and water to the lime kiln.

The center encompasses an area of approximately 12,000 m2, with two limestone quarries, a lime kiln and a set of fossils more than five million years old and other land and buildings used to support production, such as haylofts, terraces and Levadas (water channels).

Visitors can also watch a video that explains the entire process of lime production from the extraction of limestone to its calcination and its uses. This is an area of relevance in terms of natural heritage and culture.

The Lime Route was classified as Regional Public Interest Heritage by the Regional Government of Madeira in 2005.