Situated in the fertile mid-valley of the Guadalquivir, just 15 minutes Seville airport and 20 minutes from Seville's AVE (High Speed Train) station on the E-5 motorway, Carmona is one of Andalusia's most colorful towns and also one of the Iberian Peninsula's oldest population centres.
The town stands on rise some 250 m high, and its miradors and numerous bell towers provide sweeping views of the surrounding countryside, while the town itself, with its host of towers and alcazars, is visible from miles around. Already a prominent settlement for the Iberians and Tartessians, who left us a legacy of pots and utensiles - it may have been from here that the campanulate vase originated - its importance increased under the Romans. The Roman Carmo, representing almost half a millennium of history, left behind gates, such as the Puerta de Córdoba, the arches and vestiges of fortress, such as the Puerta de Sevilla Alcazar, and above all the Necropolis, which was discovered just over a century ago by George Bonsor and which is one of the most complete of its kind that can be visited. The monumental tombs include Sevilla's Tomb and the Elephant Tomb. An acclaimed museum, the remains of a large amphitheatre, a bridge across the one that today graces the floor of the Town Hall form part of this outstanding Roman legacy and justify the location in the Roman Bética Route.