Valle de Los Ingenios & Valle de San Luis Trinidad Cuba

Valle de Los Ingenios Trinidad

The three valleys in Trinidad named San Luis, Santa Rosa and Meyer, collectively called the Valle de Los Ingenios, were a center for sugar production from the late 18th century until the late 19th century. Valle de los Ingenios, was also named Valley de los Ingenios or Valley of the Sugar Mills is a series of 3 valleys about 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) outside of Trinidad, Cuba. During the years of the sugar industry in Cuba there were up to 55 cane sugar mills in operation in these three valleys with over 35,000 slaves working in the mills and the sugar cane plantations that encircled them. The whole area covers 270 km2 (100 sq mi) and shows the sites of over 70 former sugar mills from the late 18th and early 19th centuries.