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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Dan (2 years ago)
On part of the old fortress walls in Carmona. Still majestic though only a small part of it remains. A great place to take photos or climb to the top to see the surrounding area.
Nicki Barker (2 years ago)
Beautiful place!
Joe Seaman (2 years ago)
Hours of history to explore. You can even use your phone for the audio guide. You can purchase tickets online to skip the line to buy them in person.
Pedro Filosofo (El Filosofo Cubano) (3 years ago)
Thanks for the people of Spain for preserving this monument for all humanity to enjoy it.
Janey Barker (3 years ago)
Incredible place to visit.
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