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Museu del Tabac

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Address: 17 Carrer Doctor Palau, Sant Julia de Loria AD600, Andorra
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+376 741 545
09:00 - 19:00
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Sun 10:00 - 14:30
Tue - Fri 09:00 - 19:00
Sat 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

The Museum is an emblematic building from the beginning of the 20th...

The Museum is an emblematic building from the beginning of the 20th century, which housed the old Reig tobacco factory in Sant Julià de Lòria, that ran from 1909 until 1957, period where the tobacco crop and manufacture were fundamental to people and villages of Andorra. With a multimedia system, the visitor is guided trough the factory where the different work techniques with tobacco, the products manufacture and commercialization are explained. The museum contains tools, devices, machines, furniture and aromas, which were used in the factories in the first half of the 20th century. The Tobacco Museum is an initiative of the Fundació Julià Reig.

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Carmen made real

Using the building and machinery of a 19th century tobacco factory, this is an excellent small museum which shows the social structure of the time as well as a detailed... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2016
Cumbria, UK
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Cumbria, UK
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

Using the building and machinery of a 19th century tobacco factory, this is an excellent small museum which shows the social structure of the time as well as a detailed explanation of the manufacturing process. Lots of things I didn't know about cigarettes and cigars, such as the importance and sophistication of flavourings, and the role of smuggling in the... More 

Thank FellwalkerCumbria_UK
Turnhout, Belgium
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

When I first read the museum used "Audio Visual" I expected to get a headset to look at some slides. The visit to this museum was much more than that - we became part of the story - each video room had multiple sections and you literally stood next to the tobacco - you could smell it, feel it even... More 

Thank gdepeute
Encamp, Andorra
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

This tobacco museum often puts on temporary art exhibitions, most of which merit a visit. The current one is entitled Henri Cartier-Bresson, L'imagination d'après nature. This is quite a small exhibition but it contains aspects of his work which are not often seen: for instance, the lives of ordinary people at times of historic upheaval as well as photos of... More 

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Reviewed 17 October 2015

This takes about an hour, it is in a redtored tobacco factory. There is a pervading aroma of tobacco. Combination of film, photographs and old machinery. We found it very interesting especially as iwe were able to listen to the commentary in English

1 Thank furbeeFrance
York, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

We wanted to know more about the history ofAndorra. This museum is interesting and informative without too much detail so the children took it all in and enjoyed it as much as the adults. Very well presented and good layout. The actual equipment made it easy to picture the process in years gone by.

1 Thank Wendy P
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 July 2015

My husband and I popped into this museum on a rainy day in June 2015...not being smokers and knowing little about tobacco we thought we would only spend a few minutes....however, after 5 mins of presentation we were caught up into the excellent exhibition which includes creative displays and videos of history and harvesting etc of the tobacco plant...we have... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2015

Tobacco is so much part of Andorra's history. This museum is a must visit. They take you to dark room where different parts light up and you get an audio commentary, then the light moves to another part. This makes the place manageable rather than overwhelming and you concentrate on the specific section that you are looking at. Really pleasant... More 

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 July 2013

Really great displays, personally tailored and any questions answered by friendly guide. Very interesting.

Thank Michelle E

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