Carmona attractions

Top Choice Roman Site in Carmona

Necrópolis Romana

This ancient Roman necropolis, on the southwestern edge of town, is considered one of the most important of its kind in Andalucía. Hundreds of tombs, some elaborate and many-chambered, were hewn into the rock in the…
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 a t…
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 pilla…
Ruins in Carmona

Alcázar del Rey Don Pedro

The stark, ruined Alcázar 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 now …
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. Visits start with a…
Museum in Carmona

Museo de la Ciudad

Explore the town's fascinating history at the city museum, housed in an aristocratic 16th-century palace. The sections on the Tartessians and their Roman successors are highlights: the former includes a unique colle…
Gate in Carmona

Puerta de Córdoba

This Roman gate originally controlled access to the city from the east. It's in a marvellous state of repair and makes for an excellent photo opportunity, beautifully framing the golden countryside outside.
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.
Viewpoint in Carmona

Viewpoint

Search out this viewing balcony on the eastern edge of the historic centre to admire fantastic views across the hazy 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 Mudéjar…