Press Release: TripAdvisor Names Mombacho's Casa Favilli Top Tourist Destination in Granada, Nicaragua

March 8,, a travel review website that boasts over 500 million traveler reviews, has ranked the Mombacho Cigars factory (Casa Favilli) as the top destination for tourists in Granada, Nicaragua. Casa Favilli also had the honor of being the most visited cigar factory in Nicaragua in 2017. In addition to these honors, Casa Favilli was also awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2017.

“At Casa Favilli, we want people to understand the way we make our cigars. Our top priority is to create a  memorable experience our guests can share with the world,” said Scarlet Castellon Yumankulova, Hospitality Manager of Mombacho Cigars.

Mombacho Cigars purchased Casa Favilli in 2014 and immediately embarked on a restoration process spanning two years.  The building is now a start-of- the-art cigar factory surrounded by authentic colonial architecture. Casa Favilli continues to maintain the elegance from its earlier days, including the original hand-painted tile floor and granite staircase.

Casa Favilli was the home of renowned Italian architect, Mario Favilli Bendichi. Bendichi designed and built Casa Favilli in 1925 and the building has since been named a historical landmark by the Nicaraguan government.

Casa Favilli is more than a cigar factory - it is an historical landmark. The building itself is almost 100 years old; when you step inside, it’s like visiting a museum,” said Robert Rasmussen, Brand Manager of Mombacho Cigars. “We receive guests from all over the world, many of whom have never smoked a cigar. We offer a unique blend of cigar culture and Nicaraguan history which is reflected in the reviews left by travelers on

Mombacho is working to enrich the guest experience even more at Casa Favilli with the addition of a rooftop lounge.  Construction on the lounge is expected to begin in 2018.

Casa Favilli is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM and 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM on Saturday. If you would like to plan a visit to Casa Favilli, please send an email to

Mombacho Cigars, S. A. was founded in 2006 to provide premium handmade cigars through memorable experiences in select markets around the world, including Canada, China, Italy and, since 2014, the United States. Mombacho produces all of its products at its factory in Granada, Casa Favilli, where over 30 members of the Mombacho Family work. For more information, contact Robert Rasmussen, Brand Manager of Mombacho Cigars at

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