Antigua Real Fábrica de Tabacos - Universidad de Sevilla

Antigua Real Fábrica de Tabacos - Universidad de Sevilla
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In Seville, the Old Tobacco Factory, now the seat of the Universidad de Sevilla, is a stone building constructed during the 18th century and housed the very first tobacco factory established in Europe. It is one of the most splendid examples of industrial architecture during the ancien regime.

Since the mid 20th century, the Old Tobacco Factory has been the seat of the Vice-Chancellor of the Universidad de Sevilla and some of its Faculties.

In Spain only the monastery of El Escorial and is larger in size. The precinct is surrounded on three sides by a ditch that isolates it from the exterior, it is on two floors with mezzanines in the residential areas.

Architectural features include the general design of Renaissance buildings, with Herrera-style features in the floor plan, courtyards and details of the façades. The façades are finished with cut stone, modulated by pilasters which rise up over a pedestal running round the building.

Two different areas can be distinguished in the building, the first which was dedicated to production and which occupies two-thirds of the building and the remaining area which we could describe as palatial and which corresponds to the entrance on the Calle San Fernando and includes the entrance hall, stores and the living areas.

The University also offers other types of visit, such as “A day at the University” (5 hr duration) and specific visits to the Iglesia de la Anunciación (1 hr), the Panteón de Sevillanos Ilustres (40 min.) and the Forestier Gardens (45 min).

Visit by appointment to the Rectory Building: Friday, 9.30am to 12.30pm and 4pm to 6pm. Saturday, 9.30am to 12.30pm. The visit lasts about 1 hour 30 minutes and includes: The Conference Hall, the Rector's Gallery, the New Pavilion, the Central Courtyards, the Faculties of Philology and Geography and History, the Library, the Art Patio, the old Gaol, the Main Chapel and the Chapel.

Free Entrance.

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Antigua Real Fábrica de Tabacos - Universidad de Sevilla
Calle San Fernando, 4, 41004

Services and infrastructure

  • Accessible for handicapped
  • Historic building
  • Parking
  • WIFI
Target audiences
Couples, young people, Friends, For families, I travel alone, Seniors, Lgbti
Other Monuments or patrimonial Elements, Historical Complex
All year
60 minutos aproximadamente
Open to visitors