Carmona is a charming little town located 33 km north-east of Seville. The rich culture, complex history, tasty cuisine, and beautiful architectural buildings make this fascinating town an ideal day trip from Seville and even an authentic Andalusian escape in its own right.
Cozy, peaceful, and utterly traditional, Carmona boasts an amazing range of attractions, from ancient Roman walls and quaint cobblestoned streets to Mudejar churches, majestic palaces, and Renaissance mansions. Its main sight, however, is the Puerta de Sevilla (Seville Gate) – a national monument which represents not only the entrance to the town, but also the city’s tempestuous past.
Other places of interest include the amphitheater, the Roman Necropolis, the Museo de la Ciudad – showcasing the city’s history from Prehistoric times, the churches of Santa Maria la Mayor and San Pedro, the Museum of Archaeology and Customs, and many more.
Carmona is also known for its fascinating Holy Week processions, excellent gastronomy, thriving trade in wine and olive oil, and for the annual Fair of Carmona, which takes place here each April.
In addition to the famous Ruta de la tapas (Tapas Route), the town prides itself with a great variety of restaurants, where tourists can indulge in delicious Andalusian specialties such as gazpacho, pringa, jamon serrano, almond cakes, and various types of soup made of local produce.
The easiest way to get to Carmona from Seville is to take the bus from Prado de San Sebastian station. The journey takes less than an hour and is worth all the effort.