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From Seville: Full-Day Tour of Córdoba and Carmona

1. From Seville: Full-Day Tour of Córdoba and Carmona

Depart from Seville at approximately 09:00 AM and journey to Córdoba. Discover landmarks such as the Córdoba Synagogue and the natural wonder of the Sotos de la Albolaifa. Stop at Carmona, built on a ridge overlooking the central plain of Andalusia, and enjoy the stunning views. Continue to Córdoba, once home to Romans, Moors, Catholics, and other civilizations. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984, the city's attractions include a Roman bridge, the Torre de la Calahorra, and the streets of the Jewish Quarter. Visit the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba to discover a gem of Islamic art. Inside the mosque, make the most of a complete audio guide in whatever language you require. Then, enjoy some free time for lunch or shopping.

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Carmona and Necropolis Tour from Seville

2. Carmona and Necropolis Tour from Seville

Visit the historical center of Carmona and the necropolis located half an hour away from Seville. Discover the main monuments of the city called 'El lucero de Europa' which directly translates 'the morning star of Europe'. Carthaginians, Romans, Muslims and Christians have left a lasting mark on a place where history lies hidden on every street. Carmona was previously a Roman town which can be evidenced by a number of the town´s Roads and Bridges. On this tour you are invited to discover the alternative Necropolis which is more than 2000 years old. Walk from the Alcazar of Seville to the Door of Codoba and the Fortress of King Don Pedro. Visitors, lead by your expert tour guide, will discover an immense amount of historical and artistic heritage in a town that is full of life.

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Carmona: City Walking Tour

3. Carmona: City Walking Tour

Discover the famous 3,000-year-old medieval town of Carmona on a guided walking tour with an expert guide. Explore its palace-houses, Mudejar churches, and the three Alcazares as well as hidden gems that are loved by locals.   Once known as "the Star of Europe" by Julius Caesar, learn how different cultures such as that of the Carthaginians, Romans, Muslims, and Christians left a lasting legacy in every corner of the streets of Carmona.  Walk past the Puerta de Sevilla, which today is considered the oldest building that can be visited in Spain. See the Cardo Máximo from Roman times and the Plaza de San Fernando in the city center. Continue to the Church of Santa María and then to the Puerta de Córdoba to reach the Alcázar del Rey Don Pedro. Arrive at the old part of the city with its narrow streets, typical of a traditional Andalusian town, and admire the architecture of the Mudejar and Baroque churches. End the tour with stunning views of the Vega de Carmona at an excellent viewpoint location. Walk away from this experience with a great sense of the important monumental heritage that is the city of Carmona.

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From Seville: Private Full-Day Córdoba Walking Tour

4. From Seville: Private Full-Day Córdoba Walking Tour

Explore southern Spain's historically and culturally rich city of Córdoba on a guided tour through the old town. Learn about the Roman and Moorish architecture and history; meander the charming, narrow streets of the Jewish quarter; and visit one of the world's greatest Islamic buildings, the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba.   Get picked up at your accommodation in Seville around 9:00 AM, where you will be greeted by your friendly tour guide. On the way to Córdoba, pass by the village of Carmona and take in stunning views of the Andalusian countryside. Once you arrive in Córdoba, venture on a walking tour through the historic city center—a UNESCO World Heritage site—as your guide shares stories, history, and facts about this onetime largest city in Europe. Some of the attractions you will see include the Roman Bridge, Calahorra Tower, Jewish quarter, Synagogue, and riverine forest of Sotos de la Albolafia.    A tour highlight is a visit to the famous Mosque-Cathedral. With your skip-the-line ticket entry and preferred-language audio guide, get a real sense of the mosque’s history, dating from the 8th century, with its “thousand-column” prayer hall and conversion to a Catholic cathedral in 1236.   After taking in the sights, enjoy some free time to have lunch, go shopping, and admire the beauty of this enchanting city before returning to Seville.

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Olive Oil of Andalucia and Carmona: From Seville

5. Olive Oil of Andalucia and Carmona: From Seville

Begin the day with pick-up at your hotel in Seville and head to the stunning countryside to learn about the fascinating production process of olive oil, from the picking of olives from the trees, to the tools and mills used for extraction, to the final bottling stages. End the tour with a tasting of some quality extra virgin olive oil to appreciate its culinary value. Continue the tour to the charming town of Carmona to discover its fascinating historic legacy and to explore its rich gastronomy. Appreciate the town's cozy size and charming atmosphere as you visit Carmona's countless monuments retrace the footsteps of the Romans, Arabs, and Christian conquerors that passed through the town. Stop to savor some local flavors with delicious Spanish tapas while your guide relays the subtle secrets of an authentic Andalucian dining experience. End the tour with a visit to a stunning Roman Necropolis before heading back to Seville.

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4.5 / 5

based on 292 reviews

This is a brilliant day out and you get to see more than just the fabulous moorish heritage of Cordoba We all went to a recommended restaurant and it really made the entire day feel like a day spent with friends rather than a rag-tag group of strangers Many thanks to Guido for making it as memorable a day as possible

Well structured trip, both for travel and for the time available to visit the two destinations. The guide (Guido) outstanding! Available, well prepared in explanations and in sharing anecdotes and curiosities about Spanish culture. Recommended tour, beautiful experience.

It was a great experience. Our guide, Guido, was very nice and gave us a lot of tips as well as illustrating the main tourist attractions. Cordoba is wonderful, a must see. Carmona is smaller but rich in Roman remains and more ..

Great tour and great tour guide. Manuel was incredible and knew a lot about the history of the region and city of Cordoba.

Beautiful heritage buildings and icons in Córdoba and Carmona. Punctual time arrangement, informative Guide.