COLONIAL SUGAR MILL “LA ALEJANDRÍA”
The ruins of the colonial sugar mill of La Alejandría are found to the south of the province of La Habana, in the municipality of Güines, less than three kilometres by the road that leads to the beach of El Rosario.
The place was declared a National Monument on December 31st of 1981 and it includes the remains of the aqueduct, the machinery and the house of the ancient sugar mill of La Alejandría.
These constructions date from 1790 and are an exceptional part of the technological variants of the use of water as a source of energy in the country.
La Alejandría is part of the cultural identity of the town of Güines and has been a source of inspiration for poets, writers, poetry improvisers, historians and artists, among many others.
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