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  • 1 The Campiña Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    The Campiña lies between Seville and Cordoba, an attractively agricultural region of olive groves, wheat fields and vineyards. Its towns bear witness to 3 000 years of history, with some true jewels of bygone ages; the Puerta de Sevilla alcazar and t..

  • 2 Ramparts Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. de Blas Infante

    Reach the old town via the Seville Gate, with a double horseshoe arch, one of the rare remains of the old fortress in the old town. Remains of the tall city walls built by the Carthaginians then reinforced by the Romans cross the old town. One of the..

  • 3 Church of St Peter Interesting

    Religious buildings

    On the elegant Paseo del Estatuto, this 15C church, which was renovated in the baroque period, has a fine belltower town as the «Giraldilla» due to its resemblance to the Giralda in Seville. Inside, see the remarkable decoration in the sumptuous Chap..

  • 4 Church of St Philip Interesting

    Religious buildings

    This church is a fine illustration of Mudéjar architecture (14C) with its elegant tower, artesonado ceiling decorated with the arms of the Hurtados of Mendoza and a 16C capilla mayor covered with colourful azulejos.

  • 5 Santa María la Mayor Interesting

    Religious buildings

    This large 15C gothic church, renovated in the Renaissance and baroque styles, stands on the site of a former mosque of which remains an interior courtyard, the Orange Trees and some arches, all of which are incredibly beautiful. Do not miss the 6C V..

  • 6 Convento de las Descalzas Interesting

    Religious buildings

    This convent is a magnificent example of 18C Seville baroque with a Latin cross shape and has a tower with two belltowers decorated with azulejos.

  • 7 Roman Necropolis Interesting

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Avda Jorge Bonsor 9

    This remarkable archaeological site dating back to the 1C AD is one of the most important of its kind in Andalusia. More than 300 tombs, mausoleums and crematory ovens occupy the vaulted funerary rooms, where the niches used to receive the urns of as..

  • 8 Church of St Bartholomew

    Religious buildings

    This originally gothic church was rebuilt in the 17C and 18C on a basilical plan. It is decorated with a gracious neo-classical tower. You will see an interesting chapel decorated with Renaissance azuelejos (left of the main altar).

  • 9 Ajuntament

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    calle El Salvador 2

    This interesting baroque building, at the heart of the old town, has preserved an elegant Roman mosaic on its patio.

  • 10 El Salvador

    Religious buildings

    The fine Plaza Cristo Rey is home to this great baroque church with its Latin cross shape, built from the 17C to 19C on the remains of a church of the Company of Jesus. Note the splendid churrigueresque retable and interesting collection of paintings..

  • 11 Santa Clara

    Religious buildings

    Founded in the middle of the 15C, this monastery has two pleasant cloisters and a fine Mudéjar church containing several paintings by Valdés Leal and a collection of portraits of women where the influence of Zurbarán is visible.

  • 12 Noblemen's houses

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    A number of 17C and 18C houses line the squares of the town. These include the houses of the families of Rueda, Domínguez, the Barons of Gracia Real, the Marquis del Saltillo, the Lasso and the House of the Waters. These elegant buildings contrast wi..

  • 13 Alcázar de Arriba

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    This former Roman fortress has some fantastic views over the surroundings of Carmona. Enlarged by the Almoravides, it later became the palace of Peter I. All that remains of the early building is a few parts of the wall, towers and the lodging buildi..

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