Casa Favilli – Mombacho Cigar Factory
Nestled at the foot of the Mombacho volcano in the colonial town of Granada, Nicaragua, sits Casa Favilli — Mombacho’s cigar factory. This historic mansion was purchased by Mombacho’s founders in 2014, and it stands as a tangible symbol of Mombacho’s commitment to preserving quality and natural integrity in all aspects of operations. From the meticulous precision with which we create every one of our hand-rolled cigars, to the warmth we show all our guests, to the care and compassion we show to each other, Mombacho has been built on nurturing the best in everything we do.
A visit to Casa Favilli is part of any complete Mombacho experience.
Casa Favilli was built by Mario Favilli, a world renowned Italian Architect, Sculptor & Painter. Originally from Tuscany, Italy, Favilli arrived in Nicaragua in 1922, after first travelling to Cuba and Honduras. He soon fell in love with Granada, where he built Casa Favilli to raise his family. In addition to contributing to the building of the Granada Cathedral, Favilli also built the first Presidential palace in Managua, the Ruben Dario National Theatre and a famous monument to the same.
In the construction of this home, most materials were imported from Italy, including 365 bars of train rail iron, a unique part of the superb craftsmanship that has kept Favilli’s home in remarkable condition. When visiting Casa Favilli you will find two sculptures adorning the grand staircase, one of his beloved Wife Clarita and the other, his Sister-in-Law Margarita. Also at the main entrance are two original paintings of Mario Favilli embedded into the staircase structure. After Mario Favilli died in 1976, the house was sold several times before the Mombacho founders were fortunate enough to convert it into the iconic home of Mombacho Cigars.
After gaining approval from local historical authorities, we completed renovations to Casa Favilli within three months of purchasing it. We did our best to preserve the home’s original integrity. All the doors and windows are original, as are the floors and the beautiful grand staircase, which features marble imported from Italy. The style of the home is distinct, based on the Roman Villa’s of Italy as well as some European art deco. Singular and memorable — just like our cigars.
Casa Favilli is a friendly, hospitable place where employees are like family and where strangers quickly become friends. All are invited to tour the facilities and share the exquisite, creamy-smooth magic of a Mombacho Cigar. Such a laid back, comfortable environment lulls one into a state of deep relaxation and slows time to a near standstill, where it can be shared with friends or family, or appreciated in peaceful solitude