- Free cancellation
- 2 hours
Visit Carmona, the morning star of Europe
Book the Carmona tour with us and discover this medieval town located atop a hill in the Los Alcores region. Its prominent position and luminosity earned it the nickname “Star of Europe” from Julius Caesar himself. The city of Carmona is located just 30 kilometers from Seville.
Carmona has a long history dating back to the Iberian period. In fact, one of its kinglets played an important role in the Second Punic War (218-202 B.C.).
The Via Augusta, which was known as El Arrecife during the Middle Ages, passed through Carmona. Some remains of the Roman-era bridge are still preserved. The present city is laid out in a similar fashion to the Roman original.
The Necropolis is undoubtedly one of the most remarkable Roman monuments in Carmona’s history. Its traces are still perceptible today. The two main gates of the walled enclosure (those of Seville and Cordoba) are Roman.
Muslim rule did not diminish Carmona’s importance; in fact, during the first Taifa kingdoms, it became the capital of one of them. Carmona played a significant role in the war of Granada, as evidenced by the extensive documentation preserved in the Municipal Archives.
Felipe IV granted Carmona the title of city in 1630. More recently, in 1869, the city was the scene of one of the first attempts to establish the Federal Republic.
Professional guide, tickets, guided tour of the historic centre of Carmona
Cancellations made 48 hours before the start of the activity will be refunded 100%. Cancellations made between 48 and 24 hours before the start of the activity, 50% refund. Cancellations made less than 24 hours before the start of the activity will not be refunded.
When to book?
Cut off: Booking available up to 10 hours before the start of the activity
Departure will be from Puerta de Sevilla which is now considered the oldest visitable building in Spain.
We will begin our tour of Carmona at the tourist office, where we will be guided through the city’s most iconic landmarks.
We’ll begin our journey at the Puerta de Sevilla and continue on through the ancient Roman Cardo Máximo and Plaza de San Fernando – the beating heart of the town.
After taking a stroll past the Church of Santa María, we’ll head towards the Puerta de Córdoba to reach the Alcázar del Rey Don Pedro, which has now been converted into the Parador.
We’ll carry on through the old bit of the city, strolling through its tight streets – the kind you’d expect to find in a white Andalusian village. We’ll uncover the rest of the Mudejar and Baroque churches, relishing in splendid views of the Vega de Carmona from one of its excellent vantage points.
Our guided tour of Carmona will take us through some of the best corners of this beautiful city, and after more than two hours, we’ll end up right back where we started.
Wednesdays at 10:30 am and Saturdays at 17:00 pm.
The meeting point is Puerta de Sevilla next to the Tourist Office.