Old Tobacco Factory
A well known location of Seville is the Old Tobacco Factory which has become a worldwide referring point because of George Bitzets opera "Carmen", with characters originated in this area, such as the gipsy Carmen or the soldier Don Jose.
It is a huge two-story complex, surrounded on three sides by a moat and was the first industrial building in Spain built by a Dutch military architect. In the 18th century this was where thousands of women rolled leaves of tobacco to form cigars.
Today it houses part of the university.