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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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Calle San Fernando 4, 41004 Seville, Spain
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Reviewed 31 July 2019

Famed for being the backdrop to the opera Carmen, I was keen to visit this. It did not disappoint. Very grand old building whioch now houses the university of seville. Some shady courtyards to sit in for a welcome rest on the way to or...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Ros R
Reviewed 26 July 2019

Feel the place and imagine you're there to attend the famous Carmen Opera... it takes you out in a dream...!

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 17 July 2019

We came across this purely by accident and it sounded quite interesting. First off the exterior of the building is magnificent and the inner courtyard impressive. And it's down hill from there. You can get an audioguide from reception (you will need to leave your...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 12 July 2019

What an incredible building for an old tobacco factory, now used by the University. It is really impressive architecturally and a real landmark.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 6 July 2019 via mobile

Not a lot to see apart from a very large building established as a tobacco factory. However, interesting history of trade following Spain’s discovery of the New World - not to forget Carmen!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Bill R
Reviewed 4 July 2019

It used to be the tobacco factory (where cigarettes are said to have been invented). It's now the University but you can imagine Carmen there. And it' close to Plaza des Toros... (q.v.)

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank JohnWhitaker
Reviewed 29 May 2019

Big great looking building but taken over by the university now so nothing to see on the inside. Still worthwhile having a look at though.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 20 May 2019

Another place full of history, part of the University of Seville, nice for anyone who enjoys history and lovely walks.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Pavla2013
Reviewed 9 May 2019 via mobile

This building is part of the university now. This is an old beautiful building. You will see it on your tour.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 7SE3
Reviewed 8 May 2019

This is generally shown on the walking tour, and best visited this way, as the guides have some fascinating stories about it.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Deborah M
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Response from GregBfromPDX | Reviewed this property |
We visited as part of a Free City Tour Of Sevilla - emphasis on “free”
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