Royal Tobacco Factory, Seville, Spain

Seville


The Royal Tobacco Factory (Spanish: Real Fábrica de Tabacos) is an impressive colonial building in Seville, southern Spain. Since 1950’s the building has been used by the University of Seville for its main offices, including the Rector's, and several faculties.



Five interesting facts about the Royal Tobacco Factory:


  • It was created by the Flemish engineer Sebastián Van der Borcht (1725–?) between 1728 and 1771.
  • The layout is Renaissance in style, in terms of its floor plan and facades, with the principal building material being stone from the town of Moron de la Frontera.
  • The interior consists of a series of arcaded patios with long corridors and rooms.
  • It is one of the largest and best industrial buildings in Spain; the building covers a roughly rectangular area of 185 by 147 m (610 by 480 ft), with slight protrusions at the corners.
  • The story of the opera Carmen by the French composer Georges Bizet (1838–1875) was set in the factory, where the main character, Carmen - a gypsy woman who worked in the factory - fell in love with one of the soldiers guarding the building.

Seville
Courtyard, the former Royal Tobacco factory, Seville

Seville
Corridor, the former Royal Tobacco Factory, Seville

Seville
Corridor, the former Royal Tobacco Factory, Seville

Corridor
Corridor, the former Royal Tobacco Factory, Seville

Classroom
Room, the former Royal Tobacco Factory, Seville

Royal Tobacco Factory
Interior, the former Royal Tobacco Factory, Seville

Reading room
Reading room, the former Royal Tobacco Factory, Seville

Tobacco Factory
Interior, the former Royal Tobacco Factory, Seville

Sculpture
Sculpture, the former Royal Tobacco Factory, Seville

Sculpture
Sculpture, the former Royal Tobacco Factory, Seville

Royal Tobacco Factory
Sculptures, the former Royal Tobacco Factory, Seville

Royal Tobacco Factory
The former Royal Tobacco Factory from San Fernando Street, Seville

Address: Royal Tobacco Factory, Calle San Fernando, 4, 41004, Seville, Spain


4 comments

  1. Really like picture orientated blogs! This is great. The courtyard looks particularly nice

    ReplyDelete
  2. wow how stunning! The architecture is gorgeous and that is one of the many reasons I love travelling around Europe. I can never tire of this stuff. And I can't believe that Carmen was based on this factory! That is such a cool fact!

    ReplyDelete
  3. So in love with photos of Seville! I think their architecture is very beautiful and makes for great photos as well

    Amazing post! Thanks for sharing

    ReplyDelete
  4. I never thought the interior of a factory would look so beautiful. It's interesting to learn that this is where the story of Carmen was set! Thanks for sharing :)

    ReplyDelete