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Real Fabrica de Tabacos

Calle San Fernando 4, 41004 Seville, Spain
+34 954 55 10 00
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The marble University building dates back to the 15th Century and once housed Seville's tobacco factory, the inspiration for Bizet's opera Carmen.
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Calle San Fernando 4, 41004 Seville, Spain
+34 954 55 10 00
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very interesting history, worth walking through while seeing the sites of Seville. Our teenagers found it interesting which is helpful for all.

Thank armstrongfamily233
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Worth a visit. Read before hand and you need to use your imagination to figure out how it was before. A great piece of history.

Thank ariannadp
Reviewed 6 days ago

Myself and a family member actually learned about the history of this building while taking a bus to the Marina area. We had a wonderful discussion with a local women who told us about the building and its days as a Cigarette factory. I had...More

Thank DaveEB310
Reviewed 1 week ago

No longer a factory but a university. Public access to the ground floor areas in September (not sure about during the academic terms). Carving to the main entrance demonstrates the historical link to the Americas and tobacco.

Thank Martin T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not only a beautiful building but also an interesting history. Take a guided tour of the area and be sure to include this in your tour. The front facade tells a story in itself.....but only with a guide will you learn the details. This is...More

Thank GKP46
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful exterior and interior. Can visit enroute to the Plaza D'Espana and Park Maria Luisa. Linked to the Opera Carmen.

Thank marilyn100
Reviewed 1 August 2017

The building was at its inception one of the largest in the world and still the second largest in Spain. Built to handle Spain's colonial tobacco trade, the building now serves as the University of Seville. We saw it as a part of our walking...More

Thank Grover R
Reviewed 23 July 2017

to think this very large building was purely for the tobacco trade shows how much business there must have been with the Americas! now it is part of Seville university and has so many rooms that the selection of libraries for students must rival some...More

Thank iberia9
Reviewed 19 June 2017

This building is now the University of Seville. Entrance is free and you can walk around public areas or take a tour.

Thank 61RosemaryS
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

This magnificent building formed part of a walking tour we were on and it is very impressive indeed. The history behind it and the industry it was built for makes it worth a visit alone. It is a university now and it must be a...More

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