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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 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Off their P
Reviewed 10 June 2017

The opera is set here, so do see this if you are a fan. You should spend time in the cathedral and giralda, in Triana, on Cartuja, at Plaza de Espana, in Barrio Santa Cruz, and the Alcazar, of course, but this is also worth...More

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 7 June 2017

... and now the most beautiful setting for the University of Seville. The first world discovery of tobacco only surpassed by chocolate in changing the lives of humankind. Then there is the story of Carmen ... ... Our guide Ruben did a wonderful job of...More

Thank LorenzoelJefe
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Nice building you can enter for free. Feel the ambience of students wandering around the university building and take a small exhibition for free...

Thank Christophe W
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Worth a walk through, there are free tours at 11am, we didn't go on the tour. It was the setting for Carmen and is a very attractive structure, now part of the University. Some good cheap eats nearby next to the tram tracks.

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Beautiful building full of history, makes you feel more like you're in Cuba than Seville ! Don't miss the cats in the moat and the birds nesting in the trees.

Thank CathyGilman
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Whilst not a must see, it is well worth a visit if you have enough time. It's close to the centre and was once where all tobacco production took place in Spain as Seville had a monopoly on trade with the Americas. The building has...More

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