Alcazar de la Puerta de Sevilla

Alcazar de la Puerta de Sevilla, Carmona: Hours, Address, Alcazar de la Puerta de Sevilla Reviews: 4.5/5

Alcazar de la Puerta de Sevilla

Alcazar de la Puerta de Sevilla
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
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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ACM42
Goole, UK191 contributions
Fascinating
Oct 2020
We spent over an hour there exploring the building, and watched the explanatory video with interest. Definitely one not to be missed.
Written November 3, 2020
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Nilindy
Glasgow, UK1,091 contributions
Spectacular city entrance
Mar 2020
Carmona is a little city with big history and engaging Moorish relics. What a way to enter the city en route for the Parador! Massive and imposing.
Written April 14, 2020
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BJ Dorani
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK124 contributions
Amazing-don't miss it
Jan 2020
The castle is a treasure house Moorish architecture, delicate plasterwork, arches, pillars and very beautiful ceramic tiles. Each room leads to another even more wonderful roos and all overlook the stunning courtyards or gardens. The gardens are equally beautiful too, with summer houses and water features and flowers everywhere. Highly recommended. But online tickets to avoid queues, interestingly the counter would only accept a UK credit cards if payment processed in GBP and not Euros!
Written January 20, 2020
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nnmercman
Camberley, UK12,336 contributions
Well worth a visit
Jan 2020
Entrance is via tourist information office and only costs 2euros per person. Fantastic views from the top turret towards the new town and far into the distance gives you an understanding of just how the hilltop dominates for miles around. There’s a room with display cases of items found in and around the Alcazar plus a video presentation (Spanish with English text). I found it interesting to understand and see how the structure changed over the years as different occupiers moved in. Great pity the English language self guided tour leaflet makes for difficult reading but overall this is one of the highlight places of Carmona to visit - even if only for the great views!
Written January 10, 2020
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Jo_Rose_Gum
Queensland, Australia507 contributions
Interesting Visit with Lots of History & Stunning Views
Sep 2019
On our trip from Cordoba to Seville, we stopped to see the Fortress of the Gate of Seville (often confused with the other Alcazar de Sevilla which is in Seville.) Dating back to Roman times around 3rd and 1st century BC the fortress made Carmona the strongest and safest locality in the area. Major alterations were undertaken in 14th and 15th centuries with restoration work carried out in the 1970s that included the refurbishing of several sections as venues for staging cultural events. The original bastion (with the Tower of Gold), the keep and the various towers date back to the 16th century were all restored. Note that there are no 'spectacular' features. We found that you didn’t really need a lot of time here however, it was a very interesting visit with great history and almost no tourists.
Written November 2, 2019
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Alex F
The Villages, FL1,034 contributions
Just the outside
Oct 2019 • Couples
We didn’t go up, really, I did what to pay for the entrance fee. The walk around the outside shows a monumental wall, hard to believe the Amy enemy army would try to hit it. It is in good state of repair, clean and just covered with history. It was first built by the Romans.
Written October 26, 2019
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Marion M
Nyon District, Switzerland335 contributions
imposing structure
Oct 2019
This is an imposing structure but is not rich and is not decorated with ceramics etc as one sees in the more important alcazars elsewhere
Written October 7, 2019
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Lhene
211 contributions
Roman Gate
Jul 2019 • Family
Historical site worthy of a visit. Pleased to have seen the place in my lifetime.
Inside the wall you can find plenty of old churches, convents, and mansions.
Carmona streets are narrow and cobbled.
Written July 17, 2019
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bgillat
Amherst, MA229 contributions
Outstanding historical site
May 2019 • Couples
One of the best preserved historical sites. It was also impressive that a school with young students came to visit and to learn about the historical events.
Written June 9, 2019
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Karim Maarouf
Cairo, Egypt668 contributions
Nice for a quick stop on the way to Cordoba.
Apr 2019 • Friends
Seems quite a lot of people are reviewing this place as the Alcazar in Seville. However, this is completely different. This is another Alcazar in the city of Carmona. We made a short stop here on the way to a day trip to Cordoba. The Alcazar is interesting from outside and there are of course much less tourists. However, it is nothing like the Alcazar in Seville. I would recommend a stop here only if you had time.
Written May 6, 2019
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