Image: La Hacienda Cayalti

La Hacienda Cayalti

La Hacienda Cayalti, southeast of Chiclayo in Lambayeque Province of Peru.

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La Hacienda Cayalti, owned by Don Ramon Aspillaga, was once one of the most important in sugar production in Peru. The local plantation of sugar cane provided an ample supply for the sugar mill, constructed at the end of the 19th century. The residues remaining after the sugar making process was also used as raw material in papermaking. Estate was also renowned for its famous Peruvian Paso horses. The railway, 66 km long, had 0.60m narrow gauge and operated from 1904 to 1970, bringing sugar to the Port of Eten. This farm later became the Agrarian Production Cooperative Cayaltí.

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