Between the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries the production and trading of sugar in Madeira had its heyday. The sugar Cane Factory exists since 1901, time when its operations depended on a system powered by water.
Today, it operates through the power of steam and water to produce honey and sugar cane liquor that results from the distillation of sugar cane through a still.
This production is seasonal, thus the device only works one month in the year, starting its operations before or after Easter.
When the factory is not active, it is dedicated to selling brandy and sugar syrup, locally producing honey biscuits and cakes that follow an original recipe. It is also possible to see the machinery used in making rum and sugar cane honey and taste the traditional honey cake.