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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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Great way to spend a few hours

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 stars 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 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 

1 Thank Owen_thesaints
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

Walk around this wonderful town and enjoy the views of one of its magnificent gates. It changes colour depending of the time of day and one can stop to have a drink in one of the very many little bars and restaurants near by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

This 'must visit' site in Carmona takes one on a 'time-travel' journey into Carthaginian, Roman, Moorish & Medieval Christian eras...the evolving fortification is educational and a fun visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

We spent a weekend in Carmona which we have thoroughly enjoyed. The visit to the Alcazar Puerta De Sevilla is well worth it. The entrance fee of 2 euros is well worth it. You can walk up to the top and see the wonderful views of Carmona and the surrounding countryside. Carmona's old town is spotless and has many interesting... More 

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