Museu del Tabac

Museu del Tabac, Sant Julia de Loria: Hours, Address, Museu del Tabac Reviews: 4.5/5

Museu del Tabac
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
About
The Museum is an emblematic building from the beginning of the 20th century, which housed the old Reig tobacco factory in Sant Julià de Lòria, that ran from 1909 until 1957, period where the tobacco crop and manufacture were fundamental to people and villages of Andorra. With a multimedia system, the visitor is guided trough the factory where the different work techniques with tobacco, the products manufacture and commercialization are explained. The museum contains tools, devices, machines, furniture and aromas, which were used in the factories in the first half of the 20th century. The Tobacco Museum is an initiative of the Fundació Julià Reig.
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sportsshrink
Pennsylvania21 contributions
I learned a lot!
Nov 2019
I took a recent short trip to Andorra and other than touring the old City Center in Andorra La Vella---this was my favorite spot. I took a public bus--Line 1 from Andorra la Vella to St. Julia de Loria and the Museum is a few blocks walk away from the bus stop. The staff I dealt with spoke well. The Museum is clean and well lighted with spotless rest rooms. The tour is basically three rooms that are self guided with a staff person introducing each of the three rooms. It took about thirty five minutes to get through. There is also another gallery that has changing exhibits included in the entrance price of 7 Euros. I loved the museum and bought some cigars on the way out! You can also buy coffee, beverages and snacks from vending machines in their small cafe.
Written November 4, 2019
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Lindsay P
Jersey City, NJ14 contributions
Well put together/interesting museum
Jul 2019
A well put together museum. It’s a 45 minute guided tour throughout a few different rooms. I did not know much about tobacco before the tour so it was very informative !
Written July 3, 2019
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Midz15
Toulouse, France539 contributions
Get to know Andorra Tobacco history
Dec 2018 • Friends
A museum showcasing the history of tobacco industry in Andorra.Old machines, equipments and processes are put together. Guided tours are available in different languages at different time slots.Hence its better to plan in advance rather then to just bump in. Have a public parking at around 400-500m away. Staff speaks good English too.
Written December 24, 2018
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Restful M
San Juan, Puerto Rico261 contributions
Informative and well put together
Sep 2018
This small museum was quite a surprise as I did not connect Andorra with the tobacco business. The exhibits were well put together, the visual experience first class.
Written October 5, 2018
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califcasl
1,105 contributions
Stupid
Nov 2017 • Friends
Andorra has more stupid little museums than any place I've ever visited. Thank God we had a car and could get away to France!
Written October 4, 2018
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TravelsofCorina
Croydon, UK868 contributions
Fantastic history!
Jul 2018 • Couples
Fantastic! Well worth the €5. A unique experience about the history of tobacco. The museum takes about 45 minutes to walk through and is guided by audio, visuals, props and the staff. One gets to hear the process of how cigarettes and cigars were made but also, its influence in the market and in the lives of those that worked in the factory. Each room is exciting and filled of interesting stories. Plus, the temporary exhibit of Hyperrealism included in the ticket was absolutely amazing! Highly recommended. FYI: you can buy a 10 pack of cigars for under €2.
Written August 1, 2018
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Otmar W B
Fort Pierce, FL171 contributions
interesting and educational
Mar 2018 • Solo
never been to a tobacco museum but this is really interesting ...it shows how it all started in a real nice video way ...and how it proceeded over the years, the ladies at the reception are outstanding especially the Portuguese lady she is full of knowledge and charme ...very nice experience this museum
Written March 29, 2018
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Barbara E
Lausanne, Switzerland279 contributions
sights, sounds and smells
May 2017
An exploration of Andorra's ancient tobacco industry, which I found quite moving. It consists of a self-guided tour over three floors, beginning with a short film. Lights lead you on to the next exhibit, all commented by the voices of the workers and the clicking and whirring of machines. Interesting to learn the care that went into perfuming the tobacco.
Written May 10, 2017
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FellwalkerCumbria_UK
Cumbria, UK144 contributions
Carmen made real
Jul 2016 • Friends
Using the building and machinery of a 19th century tobacco factory, this is an excellent small museum which shows the social structure of the time as well as a detailed explanation of the manufacturing process. Lots of things I didn't know about cigarettes and cigars, such as the importance and sophistication of flavourings, and the role of smuggling in the development of the industry.
Well worth a visit.
Written August 19, 2016
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gdepeute
Turnhout, Belgium2 contributions
Excellent small museum
Jul 2016 • Family
When I first read the museum used "Audio Visual" I expected to get a headset to look at some slides. The visit to this museum was much more than that - we became part of the story - each video room had multiple sections and you literally stood next to the tobacco - you could smell it, feel it even and stood eye to eye with the old machines that were used in the old factory. Staff was extremely nice - answering questions in English. This is no doubt the best small museum I've ever visited.
Written July 21, 2016
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