San Sebastian

Tabakalera. International Contemporary Culture Centre


After 90 years as a tobacco factory, Tabakalera reopened its doors in 2015 as an International Centre for Contemporary Culture. Tabakalera’s aim is to foster and disseminate creation, which is the purpose behind its services and activities.

Besides the cultural project, Tabakalera is also a cultural ecosystem of private initiatives and institutions, as well as a public venue for citizen enjoyment.

The most evident changes are taking place inside the building. To a large extent, the main facade is being left as it was, to preserve the building’s character.