CAI, México. Colón. Carretera San José de los Ramos. KM 10 , PC: 42400 .
Responsible entityMunicipal Division of the Ministry of Culture in Colon
México Agro-Industrial Complex
Sugar mill, slave quarters and bell tower.
Heritage documents under its protection
Books of account from the turn of the 19th century. The state of conservation of these documents is good.
This documentation is used as a source of information for research.
Expressions of intangible heritage associated
Traditional drumbeats, chants, dances and feasts related to African deities. In the small town surrounding the sugar mill there are different places of worship:
The Elegguá relic represented by an idol and a carved wood staff, property of slave Ta Jorge. This fiesta is held on the 23-24 October.
(Orula) St. Francis of Assisi relic. It is represented by a table and an earthenware jar; it is in the house Atanasia Zulueta. This fiesta is held on October 4.
St. Lazarus relic. On October 4, during a fiesta to celebrate St. Francis a ceiba o silk-cotton tree was planted in the slave quarters, where this relic is today.
Oggún relic. It is represented by the trunk of a jiqui (Malpighia obovata, Cuban timber) planted there in times of slavery and by the tree there is a ritual stone. This fiesta is on June 24.
Changó relic. It is represented by a stick of hard wood that requires an offering in the upper part and has its load or representation under the ground.
Naná Burucú relic. In the back of the bell tower there is a water ditch in which to make food offerings and light candles when the drums beat for Eleggúa.
Yemayá relic. It is in the sugar well since the times of slavery. This fiesta is celebrated on December 7.