Royal Tobacco FactoryCurrently Closed
- Address: Calle San Fernando, 4, 41004 Sevilla, Spain, Seville
- Timings: 08:00 am - 08:30 pm Details
- Phone: +34-954551000
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids, Factory
The grand old building that today functions as the University of Seville was originally constructed as one of Europe's largest tobacco factories. In fact, during the time of its building in the early eighteenth century it was the second largest building in the country. At that time Spain was the sole producer of tobacco in Europe. Tobacco used to be such a precious commodity that the security of the structure has been compared to that of a fortress, with moats, sentries and its own prison. The building also plays a huge role in pop culture. The famous Spanish opera Carmen, by Georges Bizet, was set inside this building. The building was turned into a university in the 1950s. It is almost always open for exploration so you can just walk in and check out the historic Renaissance industrial architecture as well as engage in some student watching.
Guided tour times:
- Monday - Friday: 8am - 8:30pm
- Saturday - Sunday: Closed
- Buses 05, 21, A1, A3, A4, A8 stop Menendez Pelayo (Juzgados)
- Tram T1 stop Prado De San Sebastian.
- Subway L1 stop Prado de San Sebastián.
- Buses 05, A2, C5 stop Palos de La Frontera (Puerta Jerez)
- Bus 37 stop Avda.Roma (Palacio de San Telmo)
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10.07% of people who visit Seville include Royal Tobacco Factory in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
36.2% of people start their Royal Tobacco Factory visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Royal Tobacco Factory
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Interesting history and a beautiful building. I'm a sucker for free attractions with a cool story to tell and this was certainly one of them. It's a university now so it's bustling with students and professors going about their day which kind of adds to the appeal. You're free to wander around and take in some of their collection of replica sculptures and statues from many different eras. There's also free tours offered if you get there early enough.
This is an impressive and interesting building to explore. It is open and free to enter most days. I haven't tried the free tour yet.
Just happen to walk through here and see all the figures on top of the building. Very unique indeed.
Saw it on a Sunday, not much to do but it is pretty
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