My Spanish class went to a town near Seville last Thursday. We took a bus together and arrived early in the morning. We walked through many parts of the town. The best picture of this trip was a photo I took on the roof of Alcázar de la Puerta de Sevilla. I took many photos as the view from the roof was staggering. In the background of the picture there are lots of white houses. White buildings look very fresh and clean. White houses are very common in Andalusia because the region has many extremely hot days and lots of towns in Andalusia have the nickname "white villages". The building in the center of the photo is a large church with a high tower. This church called San Bartolomé and is Gothic-Mudejar style. Many of the buildings in Carmona are Moorish-style because Carmona is a very old city.
Just outside Carmona you should not overlook the Roman necropolis, which includes two large mausoleums: the Tomb the Elephant and the Servilia Tomb, the latter has the appearance of a Roman villa. In the same cemetery there is a museum with many pieces discovered in the tombs. Be sure to stroll through Carmona and get the most out of the "tapas route" in the old town.
Carmona Roman Amphitheatre dates back to the 1st century BC. It was privately owned until the year 1973 when the Counts of Water wheel donated it to the state, but it was largely abandoned. The excavation works were those of Jorge Bonsor, and in 1the year 885. It is on the same street of the necropolis, resulting in an interesting contrast... how close the cemetery and sand are together. Parking is easy, because along the avenue there is room to spare. For reference remember that it iss at the eastern entrance of the village of Carmona, Seville address, but outside the walls. The amphitheater is not visitable. It can be seen through the mesh surrounding it, but you can not approach it. Most of the amphitheater remains still underground. Over the centuries the amphitheater has been silting of land and is surrounded by a series of buildings that hinder the power out to light. But this does not seem so complicated, because worse is the amphitheater located in Cadiz and is almost completely excavated. In this anfitetrao barely visible the existence of underground galleries on one side and most of the stands remain buried. Roughly one can get an idea of how Carmo was the amphitheater, but little else. The best view of the assembly can be obtained from the terrace of the Interpretation Centre of the Necropolis, free access.