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Real Fabrica de Tabacos

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Address: Calle San Fernando 4, 41004 Seville, Spain
Phone Number: +34 954 55 10 00
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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The marble University building dates back to the 15th Century and once...

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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Now the main university building

The Royal Tobacco Factory, widely known from Bizet's Carmen, has been the main university building for as few decades now. Guided visits are free of charge, instructive and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Peacehaven, United Kingdom
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Peacehaven, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Royal Tobacco Factory, widely known from Bizet's Carmen, has been the main university building for as few decades now. Guided visits are free of charge, instructive and interesting.

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Hollywood, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This building is now part of the University of Seville. It used to be the royal tobacco producing facility and the place where Carmen, the gypsy character of Prosper Merimee's novella which was immortalized in Bizet's Carmen opera, worked.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When my local friend said we were going to visit the tobacco factory, I thought she was out of her mind. I was pleasantly surprised to find out - this is a place I've always wanted to visit! It is the setting for Bizet's opera Carmen, and the first factory where women could go and work (18th century) to earn... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the free tour, although perhaps the audio guide would have been a better choice, as it would have given us a flexible time and not had to wait for the English explanation after the Spanish. Anyway, we enjoyed it, and leaned a fair bit about the history of tobacco and 'Carmen' as well as contemporary info about the... More 

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Algiers, Algeria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful building which was the tobacco factory built in the 18th century!It is now converted into the university of Sevilla. The entrance is free so don't hesitate to enter.

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Porto, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The old Real Fabrica de Tabacos, now known as the University of Seville is located in the very Seville city center. It is worth a visit not only for the college environment but to know the facilities a tobaco factory needed.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is now used by the University so you can only view the outside which is restricting. Not that interesting unless you like the outside of buildings.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Time ago was the Real Fabrica de Tabacos now is the Seville university, one of the stop with the free walking tours

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Seville, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

It is in th emiddle of the city. You will obligatory walk close by. It is free. Just get in. It is the largest civil building in Spain after El Escorial. It was the bif factory of tobacco, where all tobacco coming from America has to pass thru and cigars being manufactured. It was the way of the Governemnt to... More 

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is were the tobacco was made into cigarettes and cigars It is not in use now but the building is in good order

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