Fodor's Expert Review University of Seville

El Arenal and Parque Maria Luisa Educational Institution

Fans of Bizet's opera Carmen will want to come here, to see where the famous heroine reputedly rolled cigars on her thighs. At the far end of the Jardines de Murillo, opposite Calle San Fernando, stands what used to be the Real Fábrica de Tabacos (Royal Tobacco Factory). Built in the mid-1700s, the factory employed some 3,000 cigarreras (female cigar makers) less than a century later. A free guided tour in English is available Monday through Thursday at 11 (except in August).

Educational Institution

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Calle San Fernando 4
Seville, Andalusia  41001, Spain


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Free, Closed Sun. and Mon.–Thurs. in Aug.

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