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University of Seville (Carmen's Tobacco Factory)

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Address: C/ San Fernando, 4 | Real Fábrica de Tabacos, 41004 Seville, Spain
Phone Number: 954551000
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The marble University building dates back to the 15th Century and once...

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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Look at the entry arch

The arch tells the story of the tobacco factory that was the original use for this building. You can walk through the center of the building to see many different sculptures. On... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Diane K
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The arch tells the story of the tobacco factory that was the original use for this building. You can walk through the center of the building to see many different sculptures. On the other side you are close to Plaza Espana.

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we did the walking tour we visited this building which has a facinating history. Worth a visit.

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Victoria Beach
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fast look. Interesting building and history. Its hard to imagine how the tobacco factory was laid out but the students attending school are very lucky

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Stockholm
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Placed in the ancient Factory of tobacco, the University of Seville is an architecural gem, worth to make a guided tour to bear about the history and details

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

It was great to have been able to go inside this building, great architecture and what a great place for students to be able to study at.

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Went in a free tour of this old factory which is now home university of Seville. Very interesting trip around the interior and grounds.

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Went on a free tour of this previous tobacco factory which now houses the university of Seville. Very interesting tour around the interior and grounds.

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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

The Real Fabrica de Tabacos de Sevilla used to be the tobacco factory in the city but is now used for the university. One can visit it and walk around the building, which is very large. It has impressive architecture.

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Issaquah, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

Something about how old this university is makes you want to spend time found into the building. You feel more like a Sevillian too and her a sense for local life in this beautiful city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Fascinating history and beautiful architecture at a former Tobacco Factory now turned university campus. The original factory belonged to the king and employed single women with children. In addition to the factory, the grounds also have a prison - where workers who stole were kept. What an unusual story!

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