is one of the towns of Seville with the biggest historical
legacy, taking an importat part through the consecutive
invasions. Its name comes from the Semitic root “KAR”
that means city, probably related to its possible Phoenician
foundation. The romans called it “CARMO”, and
the arabs “QARMUNA”.
generous and outstanding religious, civil and military architecture
made of Carmona a monumental city. Its origins come from
the Neolithic, and several rich prehistoric sites have been
found on its surroundings. The “vaso campaniforme”
– the first Hispanic contribution to the european
art – appeared in Carmona.
Rincon de las Descalzas is situated in the Historical Centre
of Carmona, close to the Santa Maria de Gracia Church, a
beautiful Gothic example, with many Chapels and nice works
in precious metals. From the Visigothic period it preserves
a liturgical calendar cut on one of the columns of the Patio
de los Naranjos.
hotel takes its name from the Descalzas passage, in front
of the Descalzas’ convent, from the XVIII century
and with a beautiful façade and tower.
Enclosure. Of Roman origins it is a significant
evidence of the great importance of the town. Part of this
area, the Fortress (belonging to the “Puerta de Sevilla”),
has got Cathaginian origins, and it is situated at the easiest
accessible part to the town centre. The “Puerta de
Córdoba” is also the other part to be emphasized.
Discovered in 1868, it is composed by hundreds of sepulchral
chambers, digged out in the Alcores’ rocks, in which
they almost exclusively practised the cremation ceremony;
there are lots of niches for ashes, they were excavated
in the walls of the chambers. In some graves there are still
remains of the stucco decoration that covered the walls.
This Necropolis was used during the Ith b.C. and the IVth
of the town.
Mudejar style house.
of San Felipe.
From the XIVth century, Mudejar style, it contains a beautiful
moulded ceiling, ornamental tiles from the XVIth and a XVIIth
of Santa Maria.
>From the XVth, it holds a liturgical calendar from the
Visigothic age, engraved in a column in the Patio de los
Naranjos. This church is a beautiful example of the Gothic,
and it has got many chapels and a craftsmanship in precious
metals to point up.
of San Pedro.
From the XVth, and baroque style because of important repairs
in that period.
of Santa Clara.
>From the XVth, with a Mudejar style.
of San Blas, Convent of La Concepción and La Caridad.
All of them from the XVIth, in the Hospital of San Blas
we can stand out its Chapter house, with a Mudejar style.
of El Salvador.
A good example of the Baroque of the XVIIth, it belonged
to the Jesuits. It contains images and craftmanships from
the XVIIth and the XVIIIth.
of Las Descalzas.
>From the XVIIIth with a beautiful faÇade and
of San Mateo.
of Nuestra Sra. De Gracia.