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Seville: Italica Roman Ruins City Tour

1. Seville: Italica Roman Ruins City Tour

Italica was the first Roman city founded in Spain, built in 206 B.C. after the battle of Ilipa. Enjoy a 2-hour tour of the ruins of this ancient city, led by a knowledgeable guide.  The site is located just 8 kilometers northwest of Seville. More than 2,000 years later, it still holds the essence and atmosphere of the Roman Empire. Under the rule of emperors Hadrian and Trajan, the city further expanded during the 2nd century. Nowadays its major attraction is the amphitheater, which was used by HBO as a film location for some of the scenes in the famous TV series Game of Thrones. Your guide will wait for you at the main entrance to the Italica site, to start your 2-hour tour that will take you back to the ancient times of Rome.

Seville: Game of Thrones and Roman Empire Italica Tour

2. Seville: Game of Thrones and Roman Empire Italica Tour

Discover the archaeological ensemble of Itálica on this tour of sites used as sets on the HBO TV series “Game of Thrones”. You can learn the history of this Roman city, as you follow in the footsteps of all your favorite characters. Your guide will meet you at the main entrance of the ancient city. From here, you will have a short introduction to the history of this legendary and old city, visiting some of the "domus" where the roman citizens used to live 2,000 years ago. Itálica also has one of the best collections of mosaics in Spain. The Roman Amphitheater is the greatest building in this complex, and is most famous filming location visited on this tour. Who could have imagined that 20 centuries after its creation, huge dragons would be flying over the ruins while Jon Snow, Daenerys, Cersei, and a dozen other characters met to hash out their differences in the face of the greater enemy.

From Seville: Italica Roman City Tour

3. From Seville: Italica Roman City Tour

Visit Italica, located just 15 minutes from Seville, on a 4-hour guided tour. The first authentically Roman city in Spain was founded in 206 B.C. by Roman General Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus and was the birthplace of future Roman emperors Trajan and Hadrian. Take a walk along the old streets of the Archaeological Ensemble of Italica and explore the ruins of the houses and public buildings. See the amphitheater that had a seating capacity of 25,000 and was the third-largest in the Roman Empire. Admire the mosaic floors, the Traianeum, the statues of Diana, Venus, and Trajan, and the public baths. See the partially reconstructed Roman theater in Santiponce.

Seville: Roman City of Itálica 2.5-Hour Tour

4. Seville: Roman City of Itálica 2.5-Hour Tour

Explore the birthplace of the Roman emperors Trajan and Hadrian on a guided tour of the ancient city of Itálica, 9 kilometers northwest of Seville. Tour the archaeological site with a private guide and learn why Itálica played an important role in the political, military and economic life of the Roman Empire. See ancient treasures including beautiful mosaics and one of the largest amphitheaters of the empire. Discover public buildings and private homes built during the reign of Hadrian, learn about the construction of the city and hear about the lives of its inhabitants.

Itálica: 3-Hour City of Emperors Tour from Seville

5. Itálica: 3-Hour City of Emperors Tour from Seville

Walk through the streets once ruled by emperors Trajan and Adriano and learn about the rise and fall of one of the earliest Roman cities on the Peninsula in this 3-hour tour from Seville.   With the help of a bilingual guide, discover the sites where scenes from Game of Thrones were shot and hear stories about the far-reaching political and economic decisions that took place in this site in 3rd Century B.C. Explore this well-preserved site just 7 km outside Seville with a small group of up to 8 people and the convenience of round-trip transfers.

Seville: 4–Hour Italica Tour

6. Seville: 4–Hour Italica Tour

Uncover the ruins of Italica, the first city in the Roman Empire built outside the Italian peninsula, from which it got its name; cradle of the emperors Trajan and Hadrian. After a ride through the center of Seville, ride the bikes along a path across the river and parkways, see the natural wonders of the city and the Monastery of San Isidoro del Campo, to the entrance of the Roman ruins. Once inside, admire its amazing mosaics and sculptures, perfectly preserved; especially the big amphitheater, one of the largest in the entire Roman empire.

Seville: Bike Tour

7. Seville: Bike Tour

Seville is the perfect place to ride a bike and discover the beauty of the city, accompanied by a guide. Begin with the city’s famous cathedral, one of the most stunning architectural masterpieces you will ever see. From the tomb of Christopher Columbus to the awe-inspiring views from the top of the Giralda tower, there’s no better place to start . From there, head to another one of Seville’s most impressive sights: the Alcazar. This historic complex is home to ornate tilework, lush gardens and centuries of history. In fact, the Spanish Royal Family enjoys it so much that they use it as their official residence on visits to Seville! By crossing the river explore the emblematic Triana neighborhood. This unique barrio, home of Flamenco has developed its own unique, fascinating culture that sets it apart from the rest of the city. It is easy to feel like a local here. Head to the Mercado de Triana and spend some time wandering among the buzzing stalls. Drink in the lovely views of the city as you stroll along Calle Betis parallel to the river. Along the way, stop into some of the neighborhood’s off-the-beaten-path hidden gems, like the historic ceramics factory.

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What people are saying about Italica

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 276 reviews

Lita was a charming guide who took great pains to ensure we saw all the best of Italica and at an acceptable pace considering the temperature. I would be very happy to have her as my guide on any other expeditions in Seville as she was very knowledgeable about not only Italica but all of the surroundings. Well done Lita.

This tour was a highlight of our trip...it was such an amazing experience with incredibly knowledgeable guides. It was outside of the city, so we needed to take a bus, but everything was so organized it felt very seamless. I would highly recommend this experience.

The guide was a little late due to some miscommunication. But he recovered so well and you could tell he was very passionate and proud of the ruins and what he was telling us about. He enjoyed his job and it made it enjoyable To us.

Rigo was very friendly, highly informative and couldn’t have looked after us better on the cycle ride with one novice in the group. Highly recommend and great value for money

A well organised informative tour. Despite pouring rain our guide managed to get us to see all the key areas and kept us interested. A most impressive arena.