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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 #23 of 132 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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Newmarket, England
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

This is a great site to visit if you are interested in Roman history. We got the bus from Plaza des Armas, Seville, to Italica for less than 2 euros each. It takes about 25 minutes. The bus drops you right outside the site. Entry is free for EU members (we had our passports) but is only 1.5 euros anyway.... More

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Birthplace of two famous Caesars (Hadrian and Trajan) a lot of work has gone into excavating and restoring the town to give a far better feeling of life in what was at one time one of the most important cities in the empire. For example, the amphitheatre held over 15,000 and I think was the 3rd largest at that time.... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

visited the Museum owing to a friend being an Archaeologist. Well worth the visit if your into relics and statues. But average marks as there is nowhere to get drinks while in the property. But the walk to the museum from the city centre through the park made up for the disappointment of the museum. Would not recommend a visit... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The remnants of this old italian site certainly don't disappoint those looking for some archeological history of the area. It's spread out and easy to walk around with good signage. It's great to see the old statues some of which were in very good condition. The amphitheatre was also quite impressive and gave a good sense of what a roman... More

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Walton on Thames
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you're done one of the major Italian sites (or even been to Fishbourne in the UK) you'll not be knocked out by this relatively modest (in terms of what can be seen) site which has a few mosaics and ruins of several buildings plus a very large amphitheatre which is not in great condition and which cannot be entered... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

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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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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38 helpful votes 38 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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21 helpful votes 21 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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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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