Special place, special people
We usually enjoy seeing and learning about the countries we visit, but it is the PEOPLE who make a country special, and here in Carmona we had the wonderful opportunity to meet some of the locals who made our stay there very special. Meet Jose and Jo who we met by accident and ended up spending the evening with in a local restaurant. They invited us up to their rooftop the next day to see Carmona from on high. Thanks to them an otherwise "regular" visit to a town became something to remember.
Situated just at the entrance to the old city of Carmona the Church of San Pedro was constructed during the 15th century and completed in the 18th with its Baroque tower being the last part finished. It is difficult to appreciate the architecture since it is hemed in on all sides by other structures, but you get the idea. This photo was taken from the entrance to the old city.
For more general information on the city of Carmona itself, try http://www.andalusia-web.com/carmona.htm
This photo shows one of the two entrances to the old city, this one is for foot traffic only while the second has room for cars. We entered the city several times with our car and it was always difficult to find parking and even when you did you still often need to walk quite a distance.
We actually ended up on Carmona quite by accident. While looking for accomodations in Sevilla we could not find for less than 150 Euro (because of the April Fair). So we began looking outside Sevilla and found Carmona, I am sure glad we did.