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  • Courtyard in the Alcázar del Rey Don Pedro. Carmona, Seville

This charming city of whitewashed houses is very close to Seville. It still conserves its appearance of an Arab 'medina' or town, and its defensive walls dating from the Roman era.Read more...

What to see It was inhabited at one time by the Romans, and the walled enclosure with its amphitheatre and the Cordoba and Seville gateways date from that time. It is well worth visiting the necropolis on the outskirts of the town, with hundreds of tombs and valuable burial chambers dug out of the rocks. The city was also home to the Arabs, as can be seen from the interior of the walled enclosure with its numerous examples of civil and religious architecture. There are excellent views to be had from the Almohad fortress of Alcázar del Rey Don Pedro. This is the highest point of the city and is today the Parador hotel. The monuments to visit include particularly the churches of Santa María la Mayor, San Felipe and San Pedro, of which the last has a certain resemblance to the Giralda in Seville. The convent of Las Descalzas and the Alcázar fortress at the Seville gateway are among the other sights worth seeing. Gastronomy This is a good place to sample some of the typical local dishes such as eggs 'a la flamenca' (with tomato, chorizo and peas), cod or partridge 'cartuja' (in a vegetable casserole), spicy Carmona spinach or 'ardoria' (a cold soup made with tomato, bread, olive oil and cucumber).


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Carmona


Carmona


Carmona


Carmona