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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…
Andalucian in Carmona

Mingalario

This small restaurant with hams hanging from the rafters, kitschy religious paintings and upturned barrels to eat off is the very picture of an old-school tapas bar. Dishes are listed on blackboards and include many…
Andalucian in Carmona

Molino de la Romera

Housed in a cosy, 15th-century olive-oil mill with a terrace and wonderful views across the vega (valley), this popular restaurant serves hearty, well-prepped meals with a splash of contemporary flair. For a taste o…
Andalucian in Carmona

Cervecería San Fernando

With ringside seating on Carmona's vibrant central square, friendly service and fine food, Cervecería San Fernando hits all the right notes. The menu, which lists tapas and raciones, covers multiple bases, with ever…
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…
Spanish in Carmona

Casa Curro Montoya

This friendly, family-run eatery near the Convento de Santa Clara occupies a narrow, high-ceilinged hall full of memorabilia, topped by a formal dining room. A low-key jazz soundtrack sets the mood for the likes of …