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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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  • It included a triple arch and dogleg entrance. Within the arches there seem to be residues of some form of decoration (red). The arches give access to the parking area of the Parador and the reception  more »
  • Ancient Roman Fortress expanded later by the Almoravids and subsequently convertidfa in residence of Pedro I
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  • Esplendio Carmona paradador occupies part of the old Alcázar neighbor, pending to adapt it for the visit and you have to settle for seeing it from the splendid moat that surrounds it.
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