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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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  • Magnificent entrance to the parador. The Citadel door very pretty, but really what you can see and is well preserved is the parador. It has a courtyard price and if you take a coffee in the bar-terrace, you have fabulous views of the vega. I think it was what we liked.
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  • Only the entrance to the enclosure is already worth. A door with several overlapping arcs that do not get tired of shooting. All in excellent state of conservation and clean. The visit to the parador is a must: its inner courtyard as well as the terrace from the living room with stunning views of the surrounding
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  • But have of much time, or you bother in climb up to here because is a parador. As much you can see gantry and part of wall, but nothing more, it is worth investing more time in the necropolis and the alcazar of Seville door.
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