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Archaeological Ensemble of Italica

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Address: Avda de Extremadura, 2 | Santiponce, 41970 Seville, Spain
Phone Number: 00 34 955 62 22 66
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Monday Closed

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What an incredible place, it was once the largest Roman City after Rome and Alexandria. The Amphitheatre is well preserved as are the mosaics, and the grounds are well kept, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

What an incredible place, it was once the largest Roman City after Rome and Alexandria. The Amphitheatre is well preserved as are the mosaics, and the grounds are well kept, the sprinkler system for the plants works well - I got drenched whilst sitting in the shade! For me as a wheelchair user some parts were harder to access than... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This is a nice and interesting sight. The amphiteatre is well preserved and is worth the visit. You can reach Itálica by staking bus 170 from busstation Plaza de Armas (platforms 40&41inside). It takes about 30 minutes and costs around €1.40 per personen. EU-inhabitants do not pay entrance fee at Itálica. All explanations are in Spanish but the brochure is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

What a find! We got the bus from the bus station in Seville for €1.55 each (single) and it took about 40 minutes each way. The bus stops right outside (last stop) so you can't miss it. Entrance is free for EU citizens. A most impressive site with amphitheatre, ruins and great mosaics. The guide we met halfway round and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We took the local bus out here to see this site. There is still much work to be done. The amphitheatre is impressive, from Roman times. There are also some lovely mosaics that one can see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Actual address - Anfiteatro de Italica 41080 Santiponce, Sevilla. This is in a small neighboring town of Santiponce, about a 20 minute cab ride (25 Euros) from the Plaza de Espana. Former Roman city of Italica from 206 B.C. Birthplace of Trajan and Hadrian.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This place does not seem to be widely advertised but we decided to give it a try on the local bus. It turned out to be a very cheap and interesting morning out. It was easy to get there on the bus from bus station (M170 to Santiponce. I think cost was €1.60) and the bus stops outside the entrance.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Really, the whole thing about Sevilla is contemplating the transitions the city has gone through and the multitude of cultural influences. This is a great place to start your Sevilla experience. I'm always seeking out small Roman sites and structures when I travel in Europe. Collectively, they've added a great deal to my understanding of early history. Italica is one... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

As a Classics teacher, visiting the Roman remains in Italica was an exciting prospect for me. It was easy to get there on the bus from Plaza de Armas (M170 to Santiponce from stop 40, cost €1.55) but once there, there was very little guidance. The mosaics were fantastic, but despite a useful background information leaflet given to me upon... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Take Bus 40 or 41 to Santiponce from the Bus Station at Plaza De Armas. They go on the hour. Get off at Italica (last stop) - about 20 minutes. This site is not heavily promoted and yet is quite astounding. A Roman city from 200 BC with an Amphitheatre, Walls, Beautiful Ceramic floors and just an amazing array of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We went to Italica with high expectations, but these were not met. The grounds are not well maintained, there are few facilities. There are so many sights in Seville that are much, much better that you can save a trip to Italica.

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