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Archaeological Ensemble of Italica

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Address: Avenida Extremadura 2 | Santiponce, 41970 Seville, Spain
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+34 955 62 22 66
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Monday Closed

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$32.15*
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Historical Italica: Half-Day Guided Walking Tour from Seville
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Italica 2-Hour Guided Tour from Seville

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Impressive Roman teatro, wonderful mosaic floors!

A surprisingly impressive Roman teatro, demonstrating that 2000 years ago the Romans already knew how to construct a solid arena for many (over 5000?) people. The theatre is very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A surprisingly impressive Roman teatro, demonstrating that 2000 years ago the Romans already knew how to construct a solid arena for many (over 5000?) people. The theatre is very accessible and shown in such a way that you understand what it was like. This is also true for the other archaeological areas - it was a huge settlement! Especially beautiful... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The other reviews give very accurate information. We too would have liked to have had an English translation of the entire site and history. What we did discover though, if you enter the building on the right of the entrance you can read the sign boards in English, which is very brief. But if you watch the video to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful ruins. Takes about 30 minutes on the bus. It's the last stop, so stay on the bus until the end. It might be quicker in a taxi if four people are going. Fantastic history. Wasn't too busy when i visited, but it's a fairly large area. Wonderful evocation of what it was like to live n those times.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A Roam collegium being uncovered just outside of Seville. Safe, walkable tour. There are no tour guides so bring a local. You'll be amazed at the level of society that existed in Seville 2000 years before our times.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The only reason this place gets a "Very Good" rating is because we did not have a tour guide and we could not fully understand the history of the place and we did not have a tour guide. I would recommend trying to schedule a tour guide or maybe even obtain some form of audio device if offered. We quite... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

There were 4 of us, so we just too a taxi, and it was very reasonable (about a 15-20 minute drive from the train station). But busses also go there, and we took the bus back, no problem (bus left from right outside the ruins). Not a lot of supportive infrastructure / information, but you are free to wander around... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

The site is free, but a winter visit means no audiovisual show. The main signage is in Spanish and English, but one needs to be well-versed in Spanish for the signage around the site itself. Although there are guides, they are not very anxious to help and the site could do with some updating of facilities, since there are some... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

The 170 bus runs from Plaza de Armas every 30 mins (on the hour and 1/2 past) and costs €1.55. Bus stop is outside the entry to Italica. Entry is €1.50 or free for EU passport holders (drivers licence or ID card). The site is very big and only partly excavated but the amphitheatre and mosaics are a must see.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

There is not much in terms of interpretive information, but the amazing well preserved condition of some of the mosaic floors and the arena itself are impressive even if you do not know much of Roman history. Sadly, the Roman theatre site was closed for an ongoing refurbishment but it was largely visible through the fencing. Signage is good to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

Italica is easily accessed via a local bus service from Seville's main bus station. The site itself is larger than expected, the highlight being the amphitheatre, but there is much more around the city. There were very few visitors there on the day I visited, and it was refreshing to get such a site almost to yourself. Free admission with... More 

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