Orange trees and Church spires are emblematic elements of Carmona © Michelle Chaplow
Orange trees and Church spires are emblematic elements of Carmona.


by Saskia Mier

Carmona is a picturesque, small town with a magnificent fifteenth century tower built in imitation of Seville's Giralda, which is the first thing you see upon arriving. It has about 28, 500 inhabitants.

Festivals in Carmona: Cabalgata Reyes Magos, Carnaval, Semana Santa, Las Mayas, Feria, San Juan, Romería de la Virgen de Gracia, Fiestas Patronales and Romería de San Mateo.

Carmona is involved in the 'Ruta de la Tapa', a gastronomic tapa route to promote Andalusian cuisine. Restaurants involved in the route are signposted with a blue and white tile with the logo of… More →

The Alcázar is of Muslim origin and was the residence of King Taifa of Carmona. It was restored several times after the re-conquest and Pedro I of Castile restored it in the thirteenth century.… More →

Carmona is one of the most historic cities of the province. Its different denominations proclaim the role of the city in the different invasions. Its name is of Semitic origin, 'Kar' meaning 'city… More →

The Parador in Carmona occupies a 14th century Moorish fortress, known as an Alcázar in Spanish. Staying here is one of the best ways to get an intimate glimpse of Arab style architecture – the… More →

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