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.

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