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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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  • Average16%
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Calle San Fernando 4, 41004 Seville, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this little gem out of accident and spent some time just admiring the beautiful architecture as well as some of the art exhibitions from the students. Not sure if I'd want a guided tour of the university building, but it is worth...More

Thank Jonas L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on the tour which is run by the university, the start point is through the original entrance and then of to the left, the area is signed. The guide we had was very good and engaging. The tour was in Spanish and English and...More

Thank BandKath
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My background is that of a theatre history professor, so Seville (with its famous barber, infamous lover, and sexy cigarette girl - not to mention great flamenco) offered me many attractions. One of the more interesting was the tobacco factory - that once upon a...More

Thank DottoreGianni
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Very interesting building(s) that have an interesting history. It was very peaceful sitting on one of the benches in an inner courtyard.

Thank Angel58Bournemouth
Reviewed 29 October 2017

It's very big, it's now part of the University, it used to be a tobacco factory and that's it. I must admit I was jealous of the students - it would be a pretty nice place to spend your student years but it's not a...More

Thank MollyandHolly
Reviewed 28 October 2017

If you walk on the Calle San Fernando in the historical district you'll notice a very ornate building, actually more than one, next to the Hotel Alphonso XIII. Signs on the gate tell you this was the Royal Tobacco Factory which has been taken over...More

Thank jmeem42016
Reviewed 28 October 2017

this old tobacco factory is now part of the university of Sevilla. Free entry. Not so much to see, but in hot weather condition you can find some refreshment over here.

Thank geert c
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Coming from the Plaza Espagna, we walked around this area and noticed a massive, impressive, ornate building, with the sign something like University Real Tobacco Factory. We hardly were able to put the two things together. A university, where the students learn how to make...More

Thank stinkwink
Reviewed 14 October 2017

This nice historical building in Calle San Fernando was yesteray, in the past, una Fabrica de Tabacos; Nowaday renovated and transformed in an University; it's possible to visit the area.

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Check the history--it was built complete with moat to protect the workers who were working with new found tobacco--worth more than gold at the time (until more boats came in). They are so worried about theft that the workers--all female--had to work topless---while guarded by...More

Thank Erik B
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