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The history of Carmona begins at one of the oldest urban sites in Europe, with nearly five thousand years of continuous occupation on a plateau rising above the vega (plain) of the River Corbones in Andalusia, Spain. The city of Carmona lies thirty kilometres from Seville on the highest elevation of the sloping terrain of the Los Alcores escarpment, about 250 metres above sea level. Since the first appearance of complex agricultural societies in the Guadalquivir valley at the beginning of the Neolithic period, various civilizations have had an historical presence in the region. All the different cultures, peoples, and political entities that developed there have left their mark on the ethnographic mosaic of present-day Carmona. Its historical significance is explained by the advantages of its location. The easily defended plateau on which the city sits, and the fertility of the land around it, made the site an important population center. The town's strategic position overlooking the vega was a natural stronghold, allowing it to control the trails leading to the central plateau of the Guadalquivir valley, and thus access to its resources.
2. Convento de Santa Clara
Convento de Santa Clara is located in Carmona, Spain. Founded in 1460, it was one of the first to be built in the convent architecture style of the city. It enjoyed papal and royal privileges throughout its history. Design changes in the 15th through18th centuries, preserved without undergoing major changes, distorted the structure considerably from its original appearance. The church and cloister are important examples of Andalusian Moorish architecture of the early 16th century. The Mudéjar church underwent renovation in 1664 in the Baroque style. Six depictions of the life of St Clare are by Juan de Valdés Leal. Twelve virgin saints from the workshop of Francisco de Zurbarán line the walls of the nave.
3. Anfiteatro romano de Carmona
The Amphitheater of Carmona is located in the city of Carmona, province of Seville, Andalusia, Spain. It is dated to the first century BC. In 1973, it was donated to the state by its owners, the Counts of Rodezno. It is located next to the necropolis and the Via Augusta, being listed as a monument in 1978. The first excavations were carried out by George Bonsor and J. Fernández López in 1885.
4. Alcázar del rey Don Pedro
The Alcázar del Rey Don Pedro is the Royal Alcazar of Carmona. The complex is officially called Alcázar de Arriba and Puerta de Marchena. Another denomination is Alcázar de la Puerta de Marchena. It is located in the municipality of Carmona, (Seville) Spain. This building was built by Pedro I of Castile, as was the Palace of Pedro I of the Real Alcázar of Seville.
5. Alcázar Puerta de Sevilla
The Gate of Seville is an ancient access to the wall of Carmona, province of Seville, Andalusia, Spain. It is framed in a small fortress. It has also been known as Alcázar de Abajo, because in the highest part of the city is the Alcázar del Rey Don Pedro.
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