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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 19 09 55
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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 views over this lovely city

One can climb part of the double entrance gate for the road to Seville. There are several platforms as well as rooms that one can enter. Most of the displays in the rooms are... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Katrien S
Ghent, Belgium

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Ghent, Belgium
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One can climb part of the double entrance gate for the road to Seville. There are several platforms as well as rooms that one can enter. Most of the displays in the rooms are nothing special, but there is an old banner on display and a nice cupola roof. However the real reason to enter and climb up are the... More 

Thank Katrien S
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

The Alcazar is a typical fortified Moorish fortress at the Gate from Sevilla. It signals entrance into the Old Town of Carmona and houses the tourist office. A visit will cost you a few Euros but the view from the top is stunning.

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

The Fortress of Gate of Seville (i.e. the gate/fortress that separates the new and old parts of the city. The tourist office on the ground /street level is the entrance and has a brochure for a self guided tour. There is an entrance fee, for €2 pp you can tour the fortress on your own. They have a modest map... More 

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Province of Malaga, Spain
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

We arrived on a wet windy afternoon. They were making an historic film. Very exciting, it bought the historical sights which are stunning alive. Lot of little bars and restaurants plus some very good shops. The church's and family palaces are very beautiful and easy to walk to within the old town. We arrived at fiesta time. Groups of singers... More 

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Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Honestly, there is not a lot to see but the views on a sunny day are just gorgeous. There is a lot of information given to you on the self guided tour, but finally, you are looking at some place mostly in ruin. Again....the views make the place.

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Hong Kong
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Reviewed 15 December 2016

A large palace ground with historic castle like buildings and also nicely decorated interiors. The palace garden with nice shade from the afternoon heat and the fountains are welcoming. Can spend a couple of hours for nice walks and sit in the shade.

Thank Calvinta
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Reviewed 14 December 2016

Beajtiful architecture full of history of andulician spain. Walk around the walls and visit the alcazar and the surrounding streets is an exciting venture.

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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 December 2016

The Carthaginians also reinforced the bastion that defended the main access to the city at the Puerta de Sevilla, creating an imposing structure today is part of the Alcázar de la Puerta de Sevilla. This turned the city into the impregnable fortress that impressed Julius Caesar.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

As you enter this historic town, visit the Alcazar, you can walk the wall and get a great view of the town.

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Reviewed 18 October 2016 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!!!

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