Alcázar del Rey Don Pedro

Ruins in Carmona

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 provide a memorable backdrop to the luxurious Parador de Carmona hotel, which occupies a building next door.