Royal Tobacco Factory, Seville

#9 of 71 in Historic Sites in Seville
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Educational Site
Visit Royal Tobacco Factory and see where European tobacco production took place in the 18th century. Today, this outstanding example of 18th-century industrial architecture houses the headquarters of Seville University. Notice the reliefs depicting the production of tobacco on the entrance arch and the murals in the interior portraying women cigar makers who once worked there--legend has it that one of them inspired the French composer Georges Bizet to write his famous opera "Carmen." The huge complex remains surrounded by a drenched moat, which served to prevent smuggling cigars from the factory at the time it was built. Put Royal Tobacco Factory into our Seville trip website to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Seville.
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  • Lovely 18th-century building which, as the name suggests, used to be a tobacco factory, but which is the now the main University building. Free to wander around in. I saw a "no entry" sign in...  more »
  • This building, which dates back to the 18th century, used to be a tobacco factory and was the setting for Bidet's opera 'Carmen', and now houses the University of Seville. The architecture is...  more »
  • Free to look around. Great if you like looking at architecture and statues. Good for photos
  • Very impressive. Try to get local guide who Will be able to tell you the story of the place during the tour inside

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