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“Interesting Ruins”
Review of Roman Necropolis

Roman Necropolis
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Carmona Roman Necropolis and History Walking Tour
Ranked #2 of 25 things to do in Carmona
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

These were interesting old ruins and worth a look but be prepared to walk back 500 Meters or so from city bus stop.It is old and historic and great that some still exists from so long ago.

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Reviewed 12 May 2018

I saw it first time, and it was great surprise for me. I've never imagine that something that old can still exist

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

The map given out by Carmona’s tourist office (located under the Sevilla gate of the huge fortress tower) shows the location of the Roman Necropolis clearly. The site is about 600 -700 metres west of the main bus stop on Paseo del Estatuto, or about 10-15 minutes' walk from the tourist office.

After passing through the Necropolis gate and site/reception office, a well-defined path leads you from one dig to another. You are free climb down into a few of them. There are explanatory signs. It is quite interesting to learn about Roman funerary practices – pouring, oil, banqueting, etc – from seeing these tombs. Spend a quiet moment contemplating the age of these stones (2,000 years!) and the very different culture practised here.

Don’t forget to get up to the roof terrace of the site office. From the terrace, you can get a view of the Roman amphitheatre. Actually it isn’t an amphitheatre for drama in the Greek sense, but it’s sort of an oval for gladiatorial contests. You can’t walk into the amphitheatre itself; the roof terrace view is all you get.

But you also get lovely views from there of Carmona town, including its fortress and the many church spires.

Entry to the Necropolis was free.

If you’re staying in Seville and making a day trip to Carmona, this is how to get there: There is an hourly bus service (at certain times, half-hourly) that runs from a street called Calle Ramon Carade in Seville to Paseo Estatuto in Carmona. Calle Ramon Carade is on the eastern side of San Bernardo train station in downtown Seville. The train station is underground, not a traditional railway station. Along Calle Ramon Carade, look for a pole and a sign that says bus number M124. The departure times are display on the pole. The trip costs 2.85 euros and takes one hour, (or slightly more if the bus goes a longer route).

Carmona is such a small town that you can’t get lost. Paseo Estatuto is virtually the town centre. It’s also where you can catch bus M124 back to Seville.

Thank Alex W
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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

We were visiting the place because the Roman age is interesting. If you also want to experience the history in person then it is a good place to visit.

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Learnt lots that I didn't know about roman burials and funeral practises. Well presented in multiple languages.

Thank Andrew Y
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