University / Tobacco factory

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LocationC/ San Fernando, Seville (see map)
Opening hours 
Admission fee Free
Official website

The Tobacco Factory of Seville was constructed between 1728 and 1771 by Sebastián Van der Bocht. Over the main entrance, the triangular facade ends in a statue of La Fama (fame).

Main entrance to Seville University

The tobacco factory was then the largest industrial building in Spain. A monopoly assured high income, which is reflected in the factory's architecture and surrounding Gardens. Its chapel and prison complement the main building.

University Gardens

In the interior you find impressive stairways, fountains and Patios.
In 1953 the factory has been converted into the main building of Seville University.



The Casa de Pilatos is located next to the Plaza de Pilatos, between the Santa Cruz and Macarena neigborhoods, and the commercial center.

See the monument on interactive map

Just behind the tobacco factory, the (9) María Luisa park borders the historic center of Seville to the south.

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