Welcome to Carmona


The strategically sited town flourished under the Romans, who laid out a street plan that survives to this day: Via Augusta, running from Rome to Cádiz, entered Carmona by the eastern Puerta de Córdoba and left by the western Puerta de Sevilla. The Muslims subsequently built a strong defensive wall but in 1247 the town fell to Fernando III. Later, Mudéjar and Christian artisans constructed grand churches, convents and mansions.


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$91.75 Day Trips & Excursions

Cordoba from Seville with Skip-the-Line at Mosque–Cathedral

After hotel pickup, begin your journey with a scenic 1.5-hour drive to Cordoba, where you’ll discover the city’s cultural, historical and religious legacy on a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba with your guide. Learn how this is considered one of the most important monuments in Islam, and see its shimmering golden mosaics and an endless row of striped arches.With your skip-the-line ticket, continue to the Christian Kings Alcazar in the Jewish Quarter, with its narrow streets lined with flowers and white-washed houses. Visit Cordoba Synagogue; see the Alcazar fortress of King Don Pedro, built by the Moors in the 14th century; and walk along the lovely Calle de las Flores, which still upholds Cordoba’s traditional way of life from long ago. Then, your guide will bring you to the city center, where you’ll have free time to shop and enjoy a Spanish meal (own expense). On the way back to your hotel, stop at a nice break area to enjoy some coffee and other refreshments (own expense). Optional Carmona Tour: You have the option to take a walking tour of the beautiful city of Carmona, located strategically on a hill offering breathtaking panoramic views. Follow your guide through charming streets to several important monuments, like the convent of La Madre de Dios and Las Descalzas. End your tour by catching gorgeous views of the city.

$45.18 Day Trips & Excursions

Carmona and Necropolis: Guided Day Tour from Seville

Just 30 minutes away from Seville, located on a high hill called 'Vega del Corbónes' and in front of one of the most spectacular viewpoints of Andalusia, lies one of the oldest cities in the province of Seville: Carmona. On this tour you will discover the main monuments of the city called 'El lucero de Europa' which directly translates into 'The morning star of Europe'. Carthaginians, Romans, Muslims and Christians were in Carmona, that was previusly a Roman town with a number of roads and bridges. You will also discover the Necropolis which is over 2000 years old. Visitors will be led by an expert tour guide. Discover an great amount of historical and artistic heritage in a small city that is full of life.

$233.43 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-Day Cordoba Trip from Seville Including Medina Azahara, Carmona and Skip-the-Line Entrance to Cordoba Mosque-Cathedral

Day 1: Seville – Cordoba You’ll be picked up from central Seville or your Seville hotel in the morning and taken on a comfortable 1.5-hour drive to Cordoba, passing the beautiful cities of Carmona, La Luisiana and La Carlota along the way. With your skip-the-line ticket, discover the city’s cultural, historical and religious legacy at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Mosque-Cathedral, once named the Great Mosque of Cordoba until it was converted to a cathedral in the 13th century. Learn from your guide how this is considered one of the most important monuments in Islam, and see its shimmering golden mosaics and an endless row of striped arches.Continue with your skip-the-line ticket to the Christian Kings Alcazar in the Jewish Quarter, with its narrow streets lined with flowers and white-washed houses. Visit Cordoba Synagogue; see the Alcazar fortress of King Don Pedro, built by the Moors in the 14th century; and stroll along the lovely Calle de las Flores, which still upholds Cordoba’s traditional way of life from long ago. Then, your guide will bring you to the city center, where you’ll have free time to shop and enjoy a Spanish meal (own expense). Overnight: 3-star Maimónides Hotel or 4-star Macia Alfaros Hotel in Cordoba or similarDay 2: Cordoba – Seville The next day, head to Medina Azahara, the ruins of a 10th-century Arab-Muslim palace-city that’s one of the most important archaeological sites in Spain. Learn how this site was designed to be the capital of a new province of the Caliphate of Cordoba. Head to the underground visitor’s center to begin your tour. Browse extensive exhibits to learn about the history of this incredible place and see bronze statues of griffins, lions and horses pouring water into thousands of marble fountains. Relax in the shade of cypress trees and palm trees and be awed by the huge reception halls and gardens. Then, pass through a terrace and enter the ruins of a fascinating mosque.Continue your tour to the beautiful city of Carmona, located strategically on a hill offering breathtaking panoramic views. Follow your guide through charming streets to several important monuments, like the convent of La Madre de Dios and Las Descalzas. End your tour by catching gorgeous views of the city and stop for coffee and refreshments before arriving back in Seville.

$573.44 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Cordoba City Tour from Seville

You full day guided tour will start in Seville in the early morning. Along the way you first will stop in Carmona, a very interesting village, with a lot of history and spectacular views of the surrounding area. The tour continues to Cordoba where, accompany by our guide, you will find out all of the beauty of this city and his legacy. Cordoba was an important center in the Roman Period, but in the Islamic period the city enjoyed a period of resplendence, testified by several monuments, and the beauty of his architecture. With your guide you will discover the most suggestive area of the Jewish quarters, and finally, you will visit the famous Mosque, that is still a extraordinary example of Islamic art. Inside the Mosque visitors may have a complete audio guide in whatever language they require.After the walking tour, you will have some free time to have lunch (at own expense), do some shopping and enjoy the endless beauty of the city of Cordoba. Your guide will pick up you to take the way back to Seville and arrive before dinner.

$108.90 Cultural & Theme Tours

Cordoba and Carmona Day Trip from Seville

After Carmona, you will get to Córdoba city that was declared as World Heritage Site, back in 1984. Once there, the oficial guide will accompany you to discover the streets of the historic centre - The Roman Bridge, the Tower of Calahorra, the streets of the Jewish quarter, the Synagogue, the Sotos de la Albolaifa, the royal stables - are some of the attractions that can be visited by walking. At the end of it, you will reach the Mosque-Cathedral, the most important jewel of Islamic art that has survived up to this day. To visit the Mosque, cradle of the Umayyad splendor with its brilliant golden mosaics and the endless 'forest of columns', visitors will have an audio guide in their language to spend their time and enjoy. After the visit, you will have free time to have lunch and wander around, to do your shopping or just relax admiring the beauty of the washed white streets of the city.

$27.80 Cultural & Theme Tours

Carmona Roman Necropolis and History Walking Tour

Meet up with a friendly, knowledgable guide for a deep look at the history of Carmona, one of Europe’s oldest cities. A stage to the sagas of the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Arabs, and eventually Christians, Carmona has been a bustling center throughout history and remains so today. Head with your guide to the incredible Carmona Necropolis, one of the most important, extensive, and best preserved archaeological sites and Roman funerary of Spain. The site’s amphitheater is thought to be the first ever built in Spain. Learn about the Roman’s elaborate burial rituals and see thee underground chambers where they kept the dead. Throughout the tour, listen as the guide explains more about the historical, cultural and artistic stages Carmona has gone through, from Roman times to the present day.