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Fabrica de Tabacos Francisco Donatien

Calle Antonio Maceo 157, Pinar del Rio 20100, Cuba
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Interesting Cuban cigar factory

Watching workers rolling cigars on my very own eyes is priceless. Arriving at the cigar factory in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Asiyah Noemi K
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Pula, Croatia
Waiting people work #awkward

While it was interesting to learn about the process and art of hand rolling Cuban cigars, it was... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2018
Kiara S
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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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Calle Antonio Maceo 157, Pinar del Rio 20100, Cuba
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Watching workers rolling cigars on my very own eyes is priceless. Arriving at the cigar factory in Pinar del Rio was very interesting. Before that we visited several plantations of tobacco. So we gained a complete insight into the process of creating the right Cuban...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

While it was interesting to learn about the process and art of hand rolling Cuban cigars, it was awkward to stand just five away from people working under pressure. They work eight hours a day, five days a week and need to meet their quota...More

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Reviewed 30 November 2017

We visited with grandmother and granddaughter in tow. The 5 year old only liked the gif shop but the adults found the tour interesting

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Cubans rolling cigars is a must in Cuba. The process is interesting and makes you understand the pride in the Cuban cigar.

Thank Cherie646
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

In the factory, you can see the manual way of producing the famous Cuban cigars. It does not make a special impression :) Of course, you can purchase cigars at official prices, which is very expensive!

Thank Tomvoyager
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Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Definitely worth the 5CUC to understand and appreciate how to roll a cigar and all the process end to end even if it is quite weird walking around them and starring. Special mention to the quality men who answered all our questions!

Thank Agathe C
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Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

It is really something to watch the skill involved in hand rolling cigars. The rolling is done in a large room by mostly women at individual work desks. It's a bit Dickensian with rows of desks in a hot room and the rollers working to...More

Thank Kiwitraveler59
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Reviewed 26 May 2016

These did seem a bit set up as the story was that no photos were allowed because a worker had brought their child into work and someone had taken a picture of them making cigars. Thus giving the rumour of child labaour being used. Factory...More

Thank SteveS1970
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Reviewed 26 May 2016

It's impossible to institutionalize the tobacco industry: it's a tradition that gets transferred down generations after generations, it requires care, love, dedication... a Cigar factory summarizes this process when tobacco leaves are rolled into cigars. Fabrica Donatien will give a deep insight of how this...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2016

Really interesting to visit and see the process of how cigars are made. Make sure you ask a lot of questions as you get more out of it.

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howard t
1 January 2015|
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Response from chris12381 | Reviewed this property |
They don't tell you but by process of elimination and the looking at the cigars sizes and distinctive "pigtail" , I'm almost positive they were rolling Trinidad Coloniales the day I was there.
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