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Tobacco Museum description and photos - Greece: Kavala. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Tobacco Museum.
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At the beginning of the 12th century, the city of Kavala was a small village. The cultivation and production of tobacco in the 19th century brought several specialized companies to the city, which opened representative offices here. People from the outskirts began to move to Kavala, it expanded and gradually became more cosmopolitan.
From the 1930s to the 1960s, there was a transformation in tobacco processing, and working conditions changed in order to reduce costs. Gradually, the profession of a tobacco grower became irrelevant and disappeared.
The Tobacco Museum in Kavala is purely thematic, it includes objects and archival materials on the cultivation and production of tobacco, commercialization and processing of agricultural raw materials, industrial types of tobacco products and rare exhibition samples. The exhibition halls show the methods of processing oriental tobacco, which are not found in any other museum in the world, in addition to this, the direct connection of the development of Kavala and other regions of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace with production is demonstrated. The collection contains cars, photographs, rare documents, publications and archives of the Greek Association of Tobacco Products, tobacco maps and drawings, furniture, paintings, etc.
The museum building - Kizi Mimina tobacco warehouses of the early 20th century - is a wonderful example of a harmonious a combination of elements of neoclassic and Ottoman architecture.
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