13-Chocolate Cave

Old ice pit

Old Refrigerator or ice pit from the XVI-XVII century is built with a vault of granite ashlar with a half-point arch.

Due to its conditions it is always cold and humid, so the cave was the ideal place to conserve ice, following the ancient technique of conserving the snow compacted between layers of straw to keep it until the summer.

It was subsequently used as a cocoa store for the Chocolate Factory of the Suja family that was active until the middle of the XX century.

The cave is located in Plaza de las Nieves, called in reference to the cave and another nearby snow pit.

It has been recently rehabilitated and conditioned as an event and activities room for a reduced capacity of a maximum of 30 people.

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