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“A Huge Building” 4 of 5 stars
Review of University of Seville (Carmen's Tobacco Factory)

University of Seville (Carmen's Tobacco Factory)
C/ San Fernando, 4 | Real Fábrica de Tabacos, 41004 Seville, Spain
954551000
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Ranked #30 of 102 Attractions in Seville
Type: Educational Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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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“A Huge Building”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Whenever I visit Seville, I like to see the University which is in the Tabacalera, and this is where cigars were made in the past and where the Opera Carmen first starts. The building is quite huge and it is nice to walk around to see what there is to see. One finds hundreds of university students walking around and talking to each other. I am happy that this historic building has been preserved by finding a modern use for it.

Visited November 2013
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“A beautiful, short-cut!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

This is a beautiful building, which we walked through whist on a walking tour. I'm sure the students don't realise how lucky they are to be surrounded by such breathtaking architecture. It you walk in the front door and straight out of the back you can use it as a shortcut to the Plaza de Espana, which is a must- see!

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“Nice architecture”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

Good to look around if you want to kill some time and are in the area :) Huge hallways stretching the length of the building, fight the urge to sprint down them in glee.

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“Carmen's Tobacco Factory”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

There are free tours of the University each week day. The tour lasts about 1 1/2 hours and explains the history of the buildings. The guide takes you into the most sumptuous Lecturer's Lounge you will ever see.

Visited May 2013
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“OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

An interesting building but could not find the tobacco storage areas we wanted to see. Free to look round but no signs.

Visited May 2013
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