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. Make Alcazar de Arriba (Upper Fortress) a part of your Carmona vacation plans using our Carmona road trip website .
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  • The structure is practically a ruin. Only the front door and the walls surrounding the parador is in acceptable condition. The rest of the fortress is abandoned to the elements. No historical artistic significance.
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  • Beautifully situated and beautiful history. If you can log on to the small reception as individual certainly just by walking to the patio at the terrace: there you have wonderful views of "vega". For groups: contact beforehand to your visit!
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  • Currently, only the part that has been restored to become a hotel can be visited. However, from this summer onwards one should be able to visit the ruins as well, making the hike there much more worth...  more »

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