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Alcazar de la Puerta de Sevilla

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Address: Plaza de Blas Infante, 41410 Carmona, Spain
Phone Number: +34 954 190955
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

The Moorish fortress or Alcazar rises above the Puerta de Sevilla, forming...

The Moorish fortress or Alcazar rises above the Puerta de Sevilla, forming an almost impregnable defensive complex - It underwent major alterations in the 14th and 15th centuries. - Restoration work carried out between 1973 and 1975 included the refurbishing of several sections as venues for staging cultural events. - Keep: the tower is solid up to the level of the courtyard and its bossed ashlars remain intact. - Tower of Gold: this tower provides a beautiful view over Carmona. - Prisoners' Hall: this is all that remains of the palace that stood inside the Alcazar. - Patio of Cisterns: in the middle of this courtyard there is an underground cistern excavated in the rock and featuring six skylights.

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Beautiful vision

Beautiful place. From the upstairs might see all this historic town. Downstairs u can buy excursion and ask for guid or for anuly information u like to know. In this place we had... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful place. From the upstairs might see all this historic town. Downstairs u can buy excursion and ask for guid or for anuly information u like to know. In this place we had a ur wedding. Damn beautiful and romantic. For sure u should visit it. Fotos from there awesome!!!

Thank Оксана З
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Carmona while staying at the Parador as a base for seeing Seville. I would come back and make Carmona my destination, it is sooo beautiful and so much to see.

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

€2 entrance fee through the tourist information office. Guide / map available in English and information written in both Spanish and English in most places. You are free to wander about (self-guided) and there is a short film available to watch too. Lots of interesting information available to read and artefacts found on the site from hundreds of years back.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016

What a great place to wander through and around. So much beauty and history. Plan to spend at least 2 hours.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016

Reading some of the reviews there seems to be some confusion between this Alcazar in the small historic town of Carmona and the much more well known and larger Alcazar in the city of Seville 30km away. This building which also acts as a gateway to the historic part of the town also contains the tourist office. We visited at... More 

3 Thank paul6111
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Short wait to get through security and a ticket (€9) to gain entrance to this impressive building. There are lots of rooms with art; i have never seen such big tapestries on walls before! Very nice architecture with lots of details in the ceilings etc. Most also explained by signs in spanish and english. Cute patios and the massive garden... More 

1 Thank Kim B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016

Entrance is through the visitors' centre and at 2 euros it's well worth the hour or so it takes to explore this fortified gateway. There is an exhibition of some associated artefacts and a chance to view a 27 min long video - might be a rainy day activity. Lots of steep steps here so be advised for those with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016

One can really get a sense of the years between the death of Pedro I in 1369 and 1371, the two years, his faithful servant Martin Lopez de Cordoba held out against Enrique II's troops. There are other historical sites in the town but this is the max... if you are into medieval history an especially XIV-century Spain.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed walking through the Alcazar. The architecture was amazing and to think of people who lived there so long ago blows my mind. I highly recommend a visit. Entry fees were ~$7.5e per person

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

From the outside the Alcazar looks great but inside is a real surprise as you climb up to the different levels and tower. Wonderful views of the town from the top and for two euro it's a bargain. Lots of steps so beware!

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