Partidos de los Ingenios de Nigua (Administrative area of Nigua sugar mills)
Built in the 16th century and later rebuilt in the 18th century.
Ingenio Boca de Nigua, San Cristóbal, República Dominicana / Boca de Nigua sugar mill, San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic , PC: 91000 .
Route Workplace Settlement Site of Rebellion
Tourism, forms part of the Route of the First Colonial Sugar Mills of America
Sugar mill. Hacienda.
Expressions of intangible heritage associated
Nigua Municipality has the highest concentration of cults and permanent venerations to religious entities of the Catholic saints who have been turned into the Dominican voodoo pantheon.
At present the Boca de Nigua sugar mill is a place for the annual late October celebrations of the Festival del Cimarronaje (Maroon Festival), an activity that enhances the monument and has triggered a new attitude towards slavery as the identity of the black slaves who worked in sugar production has been dignified. In the words of Darío Solano: “The Maroon Festival in honor of the 1796 rebellion does not belong only to Santo Domingo. It embraces the Americas and Africa, Europe, the whole territory, the origin of the slave owner, and the entrails of the land of origin: its protagonists were sentenced to serve time in the prisons of Cartagena de Indias, Havana, Veracruz and Panama. Those prison cells heard the symbolic sounds of what was a cry of powerlessness. Today they are overwhelmed with the gods and warriors spirits who had wanted peace and liberation for enslaved America.”