Italica (Ancient Roman City)
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To begin with, you will have a panoramic tour of the emblematic monuments, mainly the bridges on the Guadalquivir river linking the city with Triana neighborhood and the Cartuja Island, the area chosen for the celebration of the 1992 World Exposition, where you can admire Santiago Calatrava's masterpiece: el Alamillo bridge.
You will continue on the way to Merida and stop in Santiponce, the village where we have the location of one of the most important Roman remains in Andalusia: the Roman city of Italica. This place played an important role in the Romanization process following the conquest becoming the first Roman settlement in the South of Spain.
It was also the birthplace of two important emperors such as Trajan and Adrian.
- Itálica was the first Roman city in Spain and was founded in 206 B.C.
- The Roman Theatre is so well preserved. It had a capacity of 3000 spectators and there were played tragic and comedic plays and mime shows.
- The Traianeum is the temple dedicated to the emperor Trajan located at one of the nova urbs square and surrounded by a porticoed square.
- La Torre del Oro is located in the bank of Guadalquivir River. The reflection of sun in the tower make it look golden, as its name itself.
- Sightseeing tour by air-conditioned minibus.
- Ticket to the Roman city of Itálica.
- Guided tour by Seville's Official Guide in English, Spanish and French.
Departure time: 03:30 pm
The tour is available on Tuesdays and Thurdays at 15h30
Please be at the meeting point 10 minutes before the tour starts!
Not available on the following dates: 01/01 and 25/12
Duration: approx. 2h30.
Main Entrance of Hotel Bécquer, Calle Reyes Católicos, 4, 41001 Sevilla
Arrival point: Seville city center
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