ANDORRA'S TOBACCO MUSEUM

ANDORRA'S TOBACCO MUSEUM

Sant Julià de Lòria ( Sant Julià de Lòria )

Sant Julià de Lòria ( Sant Julià de Lòria )


Andorra's Tobacco Museum illustrates, in a simple and audiovisual way, the economic importance of tobacco growing for the country. It includes temporary exhibitions

Historically, tobacco production has been—and remains—an essential economic activity for Andorra. Accordingly, the Principality couldn't be without a museum devoted to tobacco: the Tobacco Museum in Sant Julià de Lòria. It's housed in the old Reig factory—a legendary brand that conducted its activities in said building during the first half of the 20th century. This centre's aim is to educate on the historical importance of tobacco, which is done with the support of new technologies such as audiovisual projections and multimedia description systems. Find out about what awaits you in its rooms and learn more so that you can easily plan your visit.

Understanding tobacco production

Although Andorra's main economic driving force is currently tourism, tobacco was the country's leading industry until not that long ago. To this day there are still plenty of tobacco plantations in Andorra, which yield considerable benefits for their producers. The Tobacco Museum in Sant Julià de Lòria will guide you, step by step, through the production process of this widely consumed product and how it's prepared at present. Cultivation, arrival of the tobacco leaves at the factory, mixing, drying, cigarette rag, cigarettes, cigars, customs controls, etc., are stages of the production process covered by the permanent exhibition, where visitors also get the chance to discover first-hand some of the machines and tools used in the factory that houses the museum.

Temporary exhibitions and activities in the Tobacco Museum

In addition to its permanent exhibition, the museum also has other rooms and spaces devoted to temporary exhibitions dealing with different subjects that are not necessarily related to tobacco: adventure, nature, art, etc. All subject matters are welcome within the rooms of this old cigarette and cigar factory.