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Archaeological Ensemble of Italica

Avda de Extremadura, 2 | Santiponce, 41970 Seville, Spain
00 34 955 62 22 66
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Ranked #21 of 125 attractions in Seville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: Italica archaelogical site just a few kms north of Seville. Massive area of excavated Roman Ruins. Italica was the birthpplace of Hadrian and Trajan... more »
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Trip back in time with other students, some didn't enjoy walking through ancient ruins but I certainly did. If you are interested in history, especially Roman, and want to spend a few hours outside the city of Seville to see where it all began, go to Itálica! Note that the statues are copies - the real ones can be found... More

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Charentay, France
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We were staying in Seville and only found out about this site on our last day. It's only 9km from Seville and best accessed by car, although buses seem to be available. Well worth a visit to see evidence of the Roman occupation of western Europe, a large city in an excellent state of preservation, dominated by a striking amphitheatre.... More

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New York City, New York
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This romans ruins are a city with one of the biggest and well preserved Roman Theather. I suggest the EU that is running the site should build a ceiling above to protected from the sun , rain, all enviromental damaging effects that are inevitable . When i visited the Zaragoza Roman theater is well protected even is in worth shape... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Well preserved ruins, some modern restorations, open air events, excellent mosaics, no museum onsite, a lot to walk if you have any disability, sunny, plenty of seats to rest, worth visiting.

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Toronto
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14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I visited in 2009, On a public bus from Seville. I think it was 50c for the bus and 2s Euro to get in. Unbelievable sights, few tourists, archaeologists working made for and amazing day. Bring sunscreen - very little shade. Have been to Rome and Pompeii but this ancestral home of an emperor was really amazing. No visit to... More

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Puerto de Santa Maria
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17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Well kept remains. If you like archaeological sites, you will enjoy this one! Best to visit during cooler hours (morning or evening)

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Italica is especially evocative as it is surrounded mostly by countryside which gives a sense of what it was like for Romans to be in a remote location. Imagine an army of 35,000 camped out there in the war against Sertorius in 72 B.C. The mosaics are beautiful and especially interesting in that they are in situ, not in a... More

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United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

Visited a few weeks ago on a sunny week day and we the place to ourselves. The mosaics are unbelievable, the colours still vivid and in such a great condition. The whole site is extremely well preserved, hard to imagine that it was all constructed over 2000 years ago. Part of the charm of Italica is that it really is... More

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Wirral UK
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78 reviews 78 reviews
20 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Only 30 minutes on the local bus €1.55 from Plaza des Armas to the door, it is free to EU citizens so take a copy of your passport. Walked round in leisurely 60 minutes or so. Good mosaics

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Due West, South Carolina
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Getting to Italica is simple from the Plaza de Armas bus station. The bus driver watched out for us and made sure we got off at the right stop. We had the place almost to ourselves. The amphitheater was especially impressive, and there were some very well preserved mosaics. If you like Roman ruins, don't miss Italica. One word of... More

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