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Boca de Nigua sugar cane factory Dominican Republic
By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover Boca de Nigua sugar cane factory

The ruins of the old sugar refinery of Boca de Nigua are near the capital, Santa Domingo, as you head towards Barahona. The site of the first revolt of the slaves in 1796, as evoked by a beautiful wall fresco, it was visited in 1801 by Toussaint Louverture, hero of the liberation of the Haitian slaves. Built in the 16th century, Boca de Nigua was at its peak in the 18th century, when it belonged to the Marquis d'Aranda, a noble Spaniard. The facilities of this sugar plantation, in particular the boiler room, were restored in 1976.

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Boca de Nigua sugar cane factory

l'ancienne sucrerie de Boca de Nigua , Dominican Republic
A tunnel at the sugar mill

Built in the 16th century, Boca de Nigua was at its peak in the 18th century, when it belonged to the Marquis of Aranda, a Spanish nobleman.

© Carlos Rodrigues / EASYVOYAGE
l'ancienne sucrerie de Boca de Nigua , Dominican Republic
A female slave

The old Boca de Nigua Sugar Mill was visited by Tousaaint Louverture in 1801, a hero of the revolution of the Haitian slaves.

© Carlos Rodrigues / EASYVOYAGE
l'ancienne sucrerie de Boca de Nigua , Dominican Republic
A wall fresco

It is here that the first slave revolt broke out in 1796, as recalled by this beautiful wall fresco.

© Carlos Rodrigues / EASYVOYAGE
l'ancienne sucrerie de Boca de Nigua , Dominican Republic
A historical site

The fixtures at this sugar mill, particularly the boiler room, were restored in 1976.

© Carlos Rodrigues / EASYVOYAGE
l'ancienne sucrerie de Boca de Nigua , Dominican Republic
The remains of the sugar mill

Cultural heritage tourism.

© Carlos Rodrigues / EASYVOYAGE
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