Boca de Nigua sugar cane factory Dominican Republic
By Amy Adejokun
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.