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    Carmona and Olive Oil Tourism

    Carmona and Olive Oil Tourism
    Starts from

    Seville

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Activities

    14

    Duration

    13 hours

    Length

    23 mi

    Guide details

    Starts from

    Seville

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Duration

    13 hours

    Length

    23 mi

    History and CultureNatural AttractionsGastronomy
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    Aldana Chiodi

    Aldana Chiodi

    Travel Expert

    Highlights

    • Discover the flavors of olive oil.
    • Surprise yourself with the necropolis of Carmona.
    • Enjoy a walk around houses-palaces and churches.
    In this one-day itinerary, you will get to know Carmona, one of the most beautiful villages with more history in the surrounding of the Andalusian capital.
    On the way to the village, you can visit an olive plantation, learn about the olive oil process and have an olive oil tasting: a different experience! Olive oil is one of the main ingredients in the food of southern Spain.

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    In this one-day itinerary, you will get to know Carmona, one of the most beautiful villages with more history in the surrounding of the Andalusian capital.
    On the way to the village, you can visit an olive plantation, learn about the olive oil process and have an olive oil tasting: a different experience! Olive oil is one of the main ingredients in the food of southern Spain.
    Aldana Chiodi

    Aldana Chiodi

    Travel Expert

    • Discover the flavors of olive oil.
    • Surprise yourself with the necropolis of Carmona.
    • Enjoy a walk around houses-palaces and churches.

    Day Itinerary

    14 Activities
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    Day 1

    23 mi1 mi

    Explore the Ancient City and Taste the Olive Oil

    Get ready to live an intense day in flavours, history, and nature. This one-day itinerary proposes a visit to one village with archaeological sites, towers, and palaces.
    Moreover, you can visit a farm to live a different experience with olive oil.
    You can bring some snacks for the morning.
    Basilippo
    09:302 hrs

    Basilippo

    Grocery Store
    Open Details
    Basilippo Oleoturismo is a traditional family company. Olive oil is a fundamental ingredient in the food of southern Spain, and many families live from its production.
    During the visit, not only will you learn a lot about olive oil, but you will also enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
    The oleotourism tour lasts 90 minutes, so try to reserve the 10 am tour. You must book it in advance online.
    8.1 mi15 min
    Archaeological Ensemble of Carmona
    11:451 hr

    Archaeological Ensemble of Carmona

    Historic Site
    Open Details
    The City of Carmona is a small city that reached its splendor in Roman times. Therefore, one of its main attractions is the Archaeological Complex of Carmona.
    You can visit it before having lunch and walk around the rest of the city. The visit can be done on your own or with a guide.
    Among the places to visit are the necropolis and the amphitheater.
    1.5 mi10 min
    13:005 min

    Car Park

    Parking
    Open Details
    As Carmona is a small town with narrow streets, it's recommended to park your car in this ample car park and explore all the main attractions on foot.
    0.4 mi10 min
    Molino de la Romera
    13:151 hr 30 min

    Molino de la Romera

    Restaurant
    Open Details
    It's time for lunch. Drive to the Molino de la Romera restaurant and park there. Then, you will be close to the places to visit on foot.
    It is not the cheapest place, but it has a very cozy atmosphere and good food. It has a terrace with a viewpoint and a fireplace in winter. Not forget to taste the desserts!
    The restaurant is recommended in the Michelin guide, so making a reservation is recommended.
    If you prefer another place to eat, you can park the car near Alcázar de la Puerta de Sevilla (the next stop) and choose some tapas bars in the area, like La tasquita del inglés or Casa Paco.
    0.4 mi10 min
    Alcázar de la Puerta de Sevilla
    15:0045 min

    Alcázar de la Puerta de Sevilla

    Historic Site
    Open Details
    After lunch, the proposal is to walk around some of the most touristic places of the city: palaces, towers and churches.
    You can start at the Alcázar de la Puerta de Sevilla and from there walk around the rest.
    The Gate of Seville fortress is one of the most emblematic elements of the rich architectural heritage that Carmona boasts. The Alcazar is the remains of a bastion with traces of Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Arabs and Christians.
    You can download an audio guide at the official website.
    0.3 mi10 min
    San Fernando Square
    16:0030 min

    San Fernando Square

    Plaza
    Open Details
    After the visit to the Alcazaba, follow the route through the historic center and arrive at the Plaza de San Fernando. This square is circular and around it, you can see the beautiful facade of the Mudejar house and other traditional houses.
    Also, you can take a look at the Town Hall building and the Madre de Dios Convent of Carmona.
    0.2 mi5 min
    City Museum of Carmona
    16:4545 min

    City Museum of Carmona

    Museum
    Open Details
    The city of Carmona is characterized by having several houses that were ancient palaces. One of the most important is the House-palace of the Marquis of Torres de la Pressa (current City Museum).
    At the museum you can know the history of Carmona from its origins and see archaeological remains from the Palaeolithic, Chalcolithic, Turdetan or Andalusian periods, but the most important are the Tartessian and Roman remain.
    If you prefer not to visit the museum, you can take a brief look at the house. After the museum, as you walk through the city you will see other palace houses such as the Aguilar family and the Rueda family.
    0.1 mi5 min
    Santa Maria Priory Church
    17:4530 min

    Santa Maria Priory Church

    Church
    Open Details
    On the way to the houses-palaces, you can see the Church of Santa María, one of the most important in Carmona. It was built on the site of the old main mosque, of which the ablutions courtyard is still preserved.
    If you are during visiting hours, it is worth looking inside and exploring its details.
    0.4 mi10 min
    18:305 min

    Car Park

    Parking
    Open Details
    Return to the car park to continue your journey to slightly more remote parts of the city by car.
    1 mi5 min
    Café San Pedro
    18:4030 min

    Café San Pedro

    Café
    Open Details
    At this time, you may want to have a snack (merienda). You can go get the car and go to Café San Pedro, a traditional café in the city where good cakes are served, such as torta inglesa (English cake).
    If it is closed, you can walk to Heladería cafetería No Ni Ná for something sweet.
    1.8 mi5 min
    Gate of Cordoba
    19:155 min

    Gate of Cordoba

    Historic Site
    Open Details
    To finish the route through the city, you can see two of the city gates: the Puerta de Córdoba and the Puerta de Marchena.
    The Cordoba Gate (Puerta de Córdoba) was built in the 1st century AD and had several modifications over time.
    2.3 mi10 min
    Puerta de Marchena
    19:305 min

    Puerta de Marchena

    Historic Site
    Open Details
    Currently, the Merchena gate is the entrance to the hotel, Parador Carmona. You can take a picture and continue your journey.
    0.2 mi5 min
    Carmona Lookout
    19:4530 min

    Carmona Lookout

    Scenic Lookout
    Open Details
    A few meters from the previous stop, you can stop for a few minutes at the Mirador Carmona to appreciate the landscape of the valley and take pictures.
    If you like, you can go by car to the viewpoint on the other side of the town called Mirador Cueva de la Batida and spend a few minutes there before returning back.
    8.7 mi15 min
    Venta Los Nietos
    20:301 hr 30 min

    Venta Los Nietos

    Restaurant
    Open Details
    A good idea is to stop on the way back for dinner. One option is on Venta Los Nietos, a typical roadside restaurant where they serve generous portions. You can choose meat, fish and several entrées.
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