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Fabrica de Tabacos Francisco Donatien

Calle Antonio Maceo 157, Pinar del Rio 20100, Cuba
+53 48 773069
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Worth the visit if in Pinar del Rio

We visited with grandmother and granddaughter in tow. The 5 year old only liked the gif shop but... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2017
Dublin, Ireland
My daughter rolled her own cigar after watching this process

Cubans rolling cigars is a must in Cuba. The process is interesting and makes you understand the... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Saratoga Springs, New York
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Calle Antonio Maceo 157, Pinar del Rio 20100, Cuba
+53 48 773069
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Reviewed 29 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

Thank HJLN2014
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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 25 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.

Thank PJ_Jain
Reviewed 19 April 2016

If you're looking to buy good cigars at a very reasonable price, this is the place to go! On the other hand if you want to get a good or interesting explanation about the making of cigars, you're barking up the wrong tree. It costs...More

Thank Rob C
Reviewed 10 April 2016

It is amazing to see how the Cuban cigars are made. So much effort had gone in to making them if you are coming to Cuba I recommend coming.

Thank katiesmiles414
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howard t
31 December 2014|
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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.