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Songshan Cultural and Creative Park 松山文創園區

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The 6.6-hectares Songshan Cultural and Creative Park in Taipei’s Xinyi District was completed in 1937 as the Songshan Tobacco Factory, which was one of the seed companies of a monopoly system mandated by the Taiwan Governor-General Office. The premises were one of Taiwan’s pioneers of modern industry, as well as the first professional tobacco plant. A gracefully simple Japanese modernist structure, the factory features meticulously crafted face cams, glasswork and bronze nails that made it arguably a “model factory” at that time. When Japan lost the war in 1945, the Taiwan Provincial Monopoly Bureau took over the factory and renamed it, Songshan Tobacco Factory of Taiwan Provincial Monopoly Bureau. The factory ceased production of cigarettes in 1998 for concerns over urban planning, regulatory changes in the tobacco and liquor marketing system, as well as shrinking demand. It became a relic of the past after being merged into the Taipei Cigarette Plant.
In 2001, the Taipei City Government named the tobacco factory the city’s 99th historic site and converted it into a park comprising city-designated historic sites (namely the office building, the 1st to 5th warehouses, cigarette plant and boiler room), historic structures (the inspection room, a machinery repair shed and a nursing room) and architectural highlights (the Baroque-style garden, an ecologically landscaped pond, a public bath and a multi-purpose auditorium). For more efficient reuse of space, the Songshan Cultural and Creative Park was built on the historic site as a production base for designers and cultural & creative businesses, as well as a venue for performances and exhibitions. The park introduced to its premises a Taiwan Design Museum and TMSK through partnerships with the Taiwan Design Center and prestigious Taiwanese glasswork label LIULI GONG FANG, respectively, besides a snack bar that was converted from the machinery repair shed.

Information

Themes
Historic Sites Art and Cultural Centers Family Activities 101 Highlights
Subject
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
+886-2-27651388
Address
No. 133, Guangfu S. Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

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Opening Hours

Indoor areas on the park premises are open 9AM-6PM
Outdoor areas on the park premises are open 8AM-10PM
Areas outside the park (including the ecological landscape pond and areas near the boiler room) are open around the clock

Reminders

Since parking is unavailable on the park premises, drivers are advised to utilize the car park in the basement of Songshan Senior-High School, Yonggu Car Park (Zhongxiao branch), Yangsheng Car Park (Zhongxiao branch), Zhou’s Car Park, Zhongji Car Park, or the car park of National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall.

Services & Facilities

  • Accessibility for the Disabled
  • Venue rental
  • Dinning
  • Shopping
  • Toilets
  • Lost and found
  • Broadcast Service
  • Locker

Transportaiton

Nearby MRT

BL Bannan Line Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall

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Review

TripAdvisor Reviews

4.0 719 Reviews Write a Review

Traveler rating

  1. 3 Terrible
  2. 12 Poor
  3. 91 Average
  4. 336 Very good
  5. 278 Excellent

Traveler type

  1. 139 Families
  2. 142 Couples
  3. 135 Solo
  4. 33 Business
  5. 203 Friends
  • Tiger_Soul_X

    Traveler type:

    Solo travel

    Nice place to see creative exhibition

    2019-04

    A bit wide. There are a few exhibitions including free ones. Sometimes about fashion shows or photographs.If you are interested in young and experimental artists, you have to be there.
  • GenieWorld

    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Traveler type:

    Family

    Very nice place to visit

    2019-01

    Many unique products to see and buy. Such creative place to spend a day. There are cafes to chill with coffee and ice creams too.
  • ShiningSchnee

    Hong Kong, China

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Showcase on locally designed goods and art

    2019-03

    We went there on a rainy day and didn’t expect much. It turned out to be a nice surprise. The compound was converted from an old machinery repair factory, hence the rooms were expansive and still had a strong industrial presentation. Apart from the array of stalls on locally designed goods (many were also manufactured in Taiwan), take the time to look at the art galleries by local artists. We saw one with a landscape painter on the foliage in Taiwan’s mountains and the other on a multi-media production on old couples of a small village. Both were very interesting and reflected how the art scene in Taiwan engaged with local communities and the natural environment.
  • noufin1234

    Kolkata (Calcutta), India

    Traveler type:

    Solo travel

    Must visit if you like art

    2019-02

    This place is huge. There is a lot of art throughout and a few places to eat around and a couple of cafes. Usually it is easy to end up spending 2-3 hours here
  • Staris_Lee

    Pulau Ubin, Singapore

    Traveler type:

    Couples

    Creative Art Space in an Old Tobacco Factory

    2018-12

    This is one of our favourite place to visit in Taipei. It has small local set ups that sells creative crafts, such as the bubble tea holders. We love how the washrooms are clean and there is a water dispenser (with hot water option) outside it. There is also an Eslite Bookshop plus departmental store nearby, filled with restaurants and food court! Do check this place out!

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