The Old Tobacco Factory is one of the monumental buildings of the city, built in a Renaissance style with the feel of an Escorial monastery.
It was built in the eighteenth century, with the objective of concentrating the various tobacco companies scattered throughout the city.
In the beginning only men worked in the tobacco factory, but women eventually replaced them. In fact, it was a sensual gypsy cigarette Merimee who was inspired to write the play Carmen, also brilliantly adapted to the opera by Bizet.
The building is currently used by the University of Seville. It’s worth walking through the interior patios and gardens and admiring the baroque façade. On this façade you can see an angel with a trumpet, which according to tradition will sound when a specific person passes through this entryway. Find out for whom the trumpet sounds!