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CARMONA

One of the famous white villages from Andalusia, Carmona is an enchanting place con ancient history in the streets and dazzling white houses under a incredible blue sky. Placed in Los Alcores´summit is only 30 kms far away from Seville. Ancient town, smiled on by its nearness to Guadalquivir´s river, settle first by the Phoenicians and later on by the Romans, was reconquered by Fernando III in 1247 after five centuries of Muslim history. Carmona conserve the Muslim air in its narrow streets flanked by low white houses,

Its abundant religious, military and civil architecture makes of Carmona a monumental city. The most remarkable roman monument, unique in its genre, is the Necropolis, besides the Alcazar and its Seville´s Doors and Cordoba´s Door. In civil architecture, the most remarkable place is San Fernando Square, which oldest houses date from s. XVI, and where you can find buildings con Mudéjar style, Renaissance and Baroque. The religious architecture is very abundant: Santiago´s church, San Blas, San Felipe, San Pedro y Santa María and the Santa Clara, concepción y Madre de Dios convents. Some of the military architecture has been conserved like its walls, the Alcázar and Marchenas´Door.

GASTRONOMY: Spinach con chick peas, shrimps, partridge a la cortijera , potatoes in yellow con codfish and the famous ?tostás? (bread) con loin ?tropezones? belongs to its culinary offer. Do not forget to try the ?torta inglesa?, a sweet cake based of cider.

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