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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
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+34 954 55 10 00
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

... 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 3 weeks ago

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 stoffelzwvl
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

1  Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 2 May 2017

... and the second biggest civil building in Spain. Nowadays is part of the Seville's university, and you visit it surrounded by young students going to their classes. Do not miss the guided tour. But for me the truly interest of the visit is related...More

Thank JordiTr7
Reviewed 20 April 2017

This is the factory that is portrayed in the opera Carmen, and it is humongous, and a very nice classical building, with courtyards. Some of the entrances are nicely decorated. Nice to have stroll around it, as well as visit the 2 patios. As it...More

Thank Katrien S
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