"The Old Tobacco Factory" Fábrica Real de Tabaccos Tip by tini58de

Fábrica Real de Tabaccos, Sevilla: 16 reviews and 33 photos

What is now part of the Universidad de Sevilla, used to be the Old Tobacco Factory, a cornerstone of the city's economy. This place was built in the middle of the 18th century (1750 - 1766), and 100 years later it employed 10,000 cigarreras, of which "Carmen" was one! In the 19th century, these tobacco women made up the largest female workforce in Spain.

The building is quite impressive: it occupies the largest area of any building in Spain except El Escorial, the great palace-monastery near Madrid. At one stage the tobacco factory had stables for 400 mules, its own jail and even a nursery (most of the workers were women).

Address: c/ San Fernando
Phone: 95 455 10 00

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 5, 2008
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