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Alcazar de Arriba (Upper Fortress), Carmona
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Walk the perimeter and admire the architecture of Alcazar de Arriba (Upper Fortress), a castle in the Mudéjar style with notes of both Christian and Islamic designs. Built for 13th-century King Pedro of Castile, the structure features interlocking, multi-lobed arches, decorative masonry, and colorful ceramic tiles. Take the marked tourist walking path from Carmona's Old Town up to the fortress, where you can walk around the exterior and enjoy sweeping views of the surrounding landscape. The beauty of the castle led to its establishment as a "parador"--a luxury hotel located in a historical building such as a monastery or castle. Only guests who are staying here are allowed to enter the building. If you do stay here, you will enjoy the spacious patio, fountain, swimming pool, and beautiful gardens. Take a look at our Carmona itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Alcazar de Arriba (Upper Fortress) and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Really the only thing that seems open to visitors is the Parador, which by the way is spectacular, the rest just remains of its walls and doors are. The views from the Parador café-bar are excellent, ideal for a panorama of the Vega de Carmona.
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  • Carmona was the first building in Andalusian Interior Ministry considers proclaiming (Moors = Moors) based on the Alcazar de Arriba (Upper Fortress), each side Spain very well preserved historical monuments are a good example. Located in a hilly position in one of the highest points of Carmona.
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  • situated in the parador de carmona, still preserves good part of the wall and door and nearby there is a viewpoint.
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