Top ChoiceRoman Site in Carmona

Necrópolis Romana

This ancient Roman necropolis is one of the most important of its kind in Andalucía. The site, which is slightly let down by a lack of signage, contains hundreds of tombs, some elaborate and many-chambered, hewn...

Fortress in Carmona

Alcázar de la Puerta de Sevilla

Carmona's signature fortress is a formidable sight. Set atop the Puerta de Sevilla, the imposing main gate of the old town, it had already been standing for five centuries when the Romans reinforced it and built...

Church in Carmona

Prioral de Santa María de la Asunción

This splendid church was built mainly in the 15th and 16th centuries on the site of Carmona's former mosque. The Patio de los Naranjos, through which you enter, has a Visigothic calendar carved into one of its...

Cave in Carmona

Cueva de la Batida

A short, but in places steep, walk from the Puerta de Córdoba leads through the tough, sun-hardened plains to the Cueva de la Batida. This haunting spot, a series of caves cut into a rusty-brown rock face, is...

Museum in Carmona

Museo de la Ciudad

Carmona's history, from its origins as a Copper-Age settlement to the modern era, is charted at the city museum, housed in the aristocratic Palacio del Marqués de las Torres. The sections on the Tartessians and...

Gate in Carmona

Puerta de Córdoba

With its two hexagonal towers and neo-classical decor, the result of an 18th-century facelift, this Roman gate originally controlled access to the city from the east. It's in a marvellous state of repair and...

Convent in Carmona

Convento de Santa Clara

With its Gothic ribbed vaulting, carved Mudéjar-style ceiling and dazzling altarpiece – a shining example of Sevillan baroque – the Santa Clara convent appeals to both art and architecture buffs. Take in the bell...

Ruins in Carmona

Alcázar de Arriba

The stark, ruined fortress on the southeastern edge of Carmona was an Almohad fort that Pedro I turned into a country palace in the 13th century. It was brought down by earthquakes in 1504 and 1755 and its ruins...

Church in Carmona

Iglesia de San Pedro

West of the Puerta de Sevilla, the 15th-century Iglesia de San Pedro has a rich baroque interior and a tower modelled on Seville's Giralda. It's generally closed to the public but opens on special occasions –...

Viewpoint in Carmona

Viewpoint

Search out this viewing balcony on the eastern edge of the historic centre to admire fantastic views across the hazy brown vega (valley) below.

Church in Carmona

Iglesia de Santiago

At the northeastern end of the old town, the Iglesia de Santiago is one of Carmona's oldest churches. Built in the 14th century, it has been much modified over the centuries, culminating in the addition of a...

Church in Carmona

Iglesia de San Bartolomé

Just inside the old town beyond the Puerta de Sevilla, the Iglesia de San Bartolomé dates from the 15th century – although it owes much of its current look, including its landmark tower, to the baroque period. Of...

Historic Building in Carmona

Ayuntamiento

Carmona's 17th-century town hall, originally a Jesuit convent, contains an impressive Roman mosaic depicting the head of the gorgon Medusa surrounded by figures representing the four seasons. Visible in the...

Church in Carmona

Iglesia de San Felipe

This 14th-century church, said to stand atop a former mosque, boasts a soaring Mudéjar tower and a grand Gothic portal in its plain white facade. It's generally closed, but the tourist office might know of...

Roman Site in Carmona

Anfiteatro Romano

This Roman amphitheatre from the 1st century BC sits on a parched, sun-drenched spot on the western edge of town. It's not open to visitors but you can get a decent view from the road outside.

Viewpoint in Carmona

Viewpoint

This balcony on the northern flank of the old town commands views of the surrounding plains and the Cueva de la Batida, a series of caves set in a dun-brown wall of rock.