What was once the center of the King's lucrative tobacco empire is now part of Seville University. Imagine studying in this grand 18th-century building! Built between 1728-1771, the Royal Tobacco Factory once manufactured three-quarters of Europe's cigars. It's female workers, or cigarreras, inspired a French author to write a short story centered around a gypsy heroine, Carmen, which later became the famous opera. Spend a few minutes admiring the baroque fountain in the central patio.