Royal Tobacco Factory, Seville

Royal Tobacco Factory, Seville - Address, Phone Number

Address: Calle San Fernando, 4, 41004 Sevilla, Spain

Phone: +34-954551000

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Time Required: 01:30 Hrs

Timings: 08:00 am - 08:30 pm Details

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About Royal Tobacco Factory, Seville

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.

Royal Tobacco Factory Opening and Closing Hours

Guided tour times:

  • Monday - Friday: 8am - 8:30pm
  • Saturday - Sunday: Closed

How To reach Royal Tobacco Factory by Public Transport

  • 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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  • Great building and you can wander round yourself.

  • Only took pics from the outside but another pretty building in seville

  • It's the former tobacco factory, converted into a university. It is nice (and free) to walk through the building which is worth it. Other than that it's just a university so students everywhere and not much explanation of the history of the worlds first cigarette factory. If you love cats make sure to take a look in the moat around the factory where there are many!

  • Historic Seville. 18 th century Royal Tobacco Factory, of Carmen fame, turned into Seville's University HQ in 1950s. Public access to wander round. A real sense of history.

  • Nice free place to explore, the free audio guide was a nice surprise except that it was so boring it was painful.

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