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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 #22 of 131 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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

Get the bus to the Roman ruins of italica in the village of Santaponce and you won't be disappointed. Free to get in (if you are from Europe) and allow a few hours as it is a large site and includes a fabulous Amphitheatre.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a well signposted attraction with plenty of on street parking nearby. The site is free to enter. There are plenty of information boards in English and a well laid out route. When we were there it was nice to see lots of parties of schoolkids learning about their history. The amphitheatre and mosaics were particularly good. No coffee... More

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Hethersett, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Just had to visit here whils visiting Seville. Bus from the bus station at Plaza de Armas at bay 41. Only €1.55 each but limited 1 bus per hour on sunday. Last stop is the site and where you pick it up again to return. I've visited Pompeii and Herculaneum so was a little disappointed but more so with the... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

On perhaps one of the hottest days we experienced on our visit, we visited this the main site of Italica which sits about 9kms out of Seville to the west of the river near the village of Santiponce. The entire site is on a huge scale with significant elements(Teatro Romana) still in use even today. This theatre is in the... More

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Newmarket, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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

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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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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