Carmona Castle

Carmona, Spain

The Moorish fortress or Alcazar of Carmona rises above the Puerta de Sevilla (Gate of Seville), forming an almost impregnable defensive complex. It underwent major alterations in the 14th and 15th centuries. Theestoration work carried out between 1973 and 1975 included the refurbishing of several sections as venues for staging cultural events.

Puerta de Sevilla origin dates back to the 9th century BC. The Carthaginians created the first layout, of heavy rectangular appearance, and made it their bastion against the Romans. The Romans reinforced and restored the structure with a set of gates which is still preserved. Many interventions were carried out from the 12th century onwards.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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JANEKRISTIN HANCOCK (2 years ago)
Entry through Tourist Centre and grand vistas of Carmona
Gemunu Peries (2 years ago)
Small but great views.
Miguel Ferreira (2 years ago)
One mandatory spots to visit. If you get here only to see like it was in game of thrones you will be disappointed because the garden is not good. It seams abandoned in the game of thrones spot
Jason C (2 years ago)
Worth a visit to this pretty fort. Great sweeping views from the top. I parked at the alcazar and walked down 10m
Andrew Smith (3 years ago)
Impressive gateway to a beautiful old city, good walks amongst picturesque streets up to the parador.
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