Alcazar de Arriba (Upper Fortress), Carmona

3.4
#4 of 8 in Historic Sites in Carmona
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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  • From the street the gateway and walls are relatively well preserved but the historic site is not as impressive as the Parador hotel which occupies the main building which has been extensively restored...  more »
  • This was an unexpected part of our Carmona walking tour. It was an extra, but so worthwhile. The information and views were amazing. Would thoroughly recommend this.  more »
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