The Valley of the Sugar Mills in Trinidad, Cuba


Photo Feature by Silvia Sartori

HAVANA TIMES — The Valley de los Ingenios (Valley of the sugar mills) was a main center of sugar production in Cuba in the 18th and 19th centuries. It is located less than 10 km away from Trinidad, one of Cuba’s best preserved colonial towns in Sancti Spiritus Province. The beautiful valley filled with gentle hills and scenic plateaus still features some ruins of former sugar mills that employed thousands of slaves. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988.


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