The Royal Tobacco Factory is a former tobacco factory and the current headquarters of the University of Seville. The build of the factory began in the 18th century to a Renaissance architecture style, it was at the time the second biggest building in Spain. The production of tobacco began in 1758 and created thousands of jobs for the local people. The production of Tobacco in the factory ran until the 1950s, it was then that the production moved to a new factory and the building was taken over by the University of Seville.
With the buildings now being used by the University, transport options are very good for this area. By metro take line 1 to ‘San Sebastian’ or ‘Puerta de Jerez’. The T1 tram also travels to ‘Puerta de Jerez’. Many buses travel to the area, take the 34, 37, C2, A6 or LP buses.
Opening Times and Admission
You can visit the building and go on a guided tour, the building is open to visitors Monday to Thursday from 11 am. Admission to the building is free.