Discover the best top things to do in Carmona, Spain including Alcazar de la Puerta de Sevilla, Roman Necropolis, Iglesia de Santa Maria de la Asuncion, Archaeological Ensemble of Carmona, Puerta de Cordoba, Convento de Santa Clara, Oficina de Turismo, Adarve Patrimonio Cultural, Alcazar de Arriba (Upper Fortress), Plaza del Mercado.
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The Moorish fortress or Alcazar rises above the Puerta de Sevilla, forming an almost impregnable defensive complex - It underwent major alterations in the 14th and 15th centuries. - Restoration work carried out between 1973 and 1975 included the refurbishing of several sections as venues for staging cultural events. - Keep: the tower is solid up to the level of the courtyard and its bossed ashlars remain intact. - Tower of Gold: this tower provides a beautiful view over Carmona. - Prisoners' Hall: this is all that remains of the palace that stood inside the Alcazar. - Patio of Cisterns: in the middle of this courtyard there is an underground cistern excavated in the rock and featuring six skylights.
This gateway provides entry to the old town from the more modern parts of the city. It is an imposing sight with a dominant tower supporting the thick walled gated entrance. The tourist office is on the ground floor and this is also where you gain entry to the tower. We were fortunate on the day of our visit that entry to the tower was free. From the top of the tower there are lovely views over the old town and surrounding countryside.
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Most of the graves are underground, and only a steep staircase can be seen. However, several graves have been opened up, especially the larger and more interesting ones. One can descent via ladder into one of the smaller ones with niches for the urns. The 2 lager tombs really worth seeing are the tomb of the elephant, which likely was a temple rather than a tomb, and had a statue of an elephant inside; and the Sevilliana tomb, named after the female statue found here. This was a large courtyard with columns as well as a cupola. Sadly, some of the other interesting tombs are closed to the public. There is a small museum displaying some of the finds, such as statues and parts of the frescoes. Across the road there are the remains of the Amphitheatre, but those can only be visited on Sunday mornings.
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A surprisingly large church in a small town gives some idea of the importance and wealth of this community in times gone by. Entrance is €3 per person. In the tower there is a small display of the church treasures but the interior is dominated by the huge screen behind the altar. There are a number of side chapels (not well lit) and an impressive font which seems to be formed from a very large sea shell.
The building gave me a sense of the importance and wealth of the church in times gone by and left me wondering as to its significance in 21st century times.
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Entry to the archaeological site and small museum of the ancient Roman necropolis is free for EU citizens! There is a circular mausoleum with a rectangular chamber cut into the rock below and accessed via a ladder! The chamber has niches cut into its walls to accommodate urns with cremated remains. There are plenty of other rock cut chamber tombs to look down at but the main event was a large open courtyard space surrounded originally with a double portico and with a pool at the centre. On one side of this court is a wide passageway and from the end of this a small passage with surviving fresco representations of the Fates, leads through to a circular chamber supported by four unusual diagonally positioned buttresses that carry the vault and terminate in a small oculus or opening in the middle of the vault. The marble statue of Servilla, now in the museum, was found here. The form of this tomb chamber and the large court arrangement are unusual in ancient Roman funerary architecture. The Amphitheatre on the other side of the road to the necropolis entrance, is fairly ruined although the form is clearly visible. It is fenced off.
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At the quiet end of the historic centre of Carmona, Santa Clara was apparently the first of many convents to be founded in the town, of which four still remain. It is not the grandest but it does have a real sense of history, with the fabric largely intact from its foundation. The upper walls of the nave are decorated with portraits of female saints, each bearing a symbol of their martyrdom. Can you guess which is which..?
Atypically for a working convent, visitors are sometimes allowed beyond the church/chapel into the cloister beyond where the sisters live. Only a few of the 12 nuns are Spanish, with most hailing from Kenya. Speaking Spanish and English, they will cheerily sell you some of the torta inglesa which, apparently, they home make.
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Carmonas Tourist Reception Centre is designed to provide visitors to the town with all the assistance and services they may need, with assured quality and professionalism. At the same time, it seeks to disseminate and promote our history and culture, which are inextricably linked to the artistic, religious, landscape, and ethnographic values inherited from our ancestors.
A cloudy afternoon meant no jumping on our skydive holiday at Skydive Spain, so my wife and I decided to visit the pretty little Spanish village that is Carmona.
We first went to the Tourist a Information Office, which has a plethora of free leaflets, fold out maps and ideas on what to do during the afternoon / early evening visit and were very helpful.
A beautifully typically oldy worldy narrow streets with white washed buildings village, located on a hill side approx 35km outside the city of Seville.
We planned on having visiting a few historical sights and then having dinner here but as it was January and out of season, so unfortunately everywhere we wanted to visit or eat at (and had got leaflets for from the Tourist Information) was closed which was very disappointing indeed.
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We make different routes through the city of Carmona. Come and discover our heritage from the hand of experts born in one of the most beautiful and ancient cities in Europe. It is very close to Seville!
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This attraction along with the rest of Carmona is worth visiting during a trip to or from Seville. There is a marked tourist route to walk through the streets of the old town up to the fortress and there are some lovely views at the top . Interestingly the view is not Andulucia like and is a little like looking out on the British countryside but it is very nice. There is a small tourist vehicle advertised to get up the steep streets but this was nowhere to be seen at the time of our visit
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