Visit the Real Fabrica de Tabacos in Seville? All information on this former Royal Tobacco Factory of Seville and the University of Seville.
Visit Real Fábrica de Tabacos de Sevilla
Info Tobacco Factory Seville
|Address||Calle San Fernando, 4 Seville|
|Metro||Tram Puerta de Jerez or Prado de San Sebastián (T1)|
|Entrance||Part of the interior of the university is free to visit|
|Hours||Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 20:30
The old tobacco factory of Seville
Real Fábrica de Tabacos de Sevilla is the city's old tobacco factory. This enormous neoclassical building was built between 1728 and 1771 by order of the royal family and offered room for more than 10,000 (predominantly female) employees. The most famous employee was Carmen, known from the opera of the same name by the French composer Georges Bizet. She was known for the fact that she could roll the cigars between her thighs.
The tobacco factory complex contained its own prison, nursery and courthouse. In addition, it had as many as 116 mills for the tobacco produce and stables for 400 mules that propelled the grinding system.
University of Seville
Since 1949 the factory halls of the old tobacco factory have been part of the University of Seville. The inside of the building has been adapted to its new function as a university, but even so, you can still enjoy its authentic atmosphere. Visits are free during your Seville city trip.
Location of the former tobacco factory
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