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Archaeological Ensemble of Italica

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Address: Avenida Extremadura 2 | Santiponce, 41970 Seville, Spain
Phone Number:
+34 955 62 22 66
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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Excellent Roman ruins just outside Seville

There were 4 of us, so we just too a taxi, and it was very reasonable (about a 15-20 minute drive from the train station). But busses also go there, and we took the bus back, no... read more

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Portland, Maine
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Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There were 4 of us, so we just too a taxi, and it was very reasonable (about a 15-20 minute drive from the train station). But busses also go there, and we took the bus back, no problem (bus left from right outside the ruins). Not a lot of supportive infrastructure / information, but you are free to wander around... More 

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The site is free, but a winter visit means no audiovisual show. The main signage is in Spanish and English, but one needs to be well-versed in Spanish for the signage around the site itself. Although there are guides, they are not very anxious to help and the site could do with some updating of facilities, since there are some... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The 170 bus runs from Plaza de Armas every 30 mins (on the hour and 1/2 past) and costs €1.55. Bus stop is outside the entry to Italica. Entry is €1.50 or free for EU passport holders (drivers licence or ID card). The site is very big and only partly excavated but the amphitheatre and mosaics are a must see.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is not much in terms of interpretive information, but the amazing well preserved condition of some of the mosaic floors and the arena itself are impressive even if you do not know much of Roman history. Sadly, the Roman theatre site was closed for an ongoing refurbishment but it was largely visible through the fencing. Signage is good to... More 

Thank James P
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Italica is easily accessed via a local bus service from Seville's main bus station. The site itself is larger than expected, the highlight being the amphitheatre, but there is much more around the city. There were very few visitors there on the day I visited, and it was refreshing to get such a site almost to yourself. Free admission with... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We really enjoy roman ruins and Italica did not disappoint! We hired Paul McGrath to take us out to the ruins in his taxi. Very good value for the money. Paul is interesting to talk with and has done a lot of research. There is a good amount of ruins to see and we very much enjoyed them. The amphitheater... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Good to do on a sunny day but not during summer. We went in winter which was very pleasant. Was nice to have lunch in Santiponce which dealt nice and local. Bus was easy and only 1.60€ each person. Clean bus and good to see local scenery on the way. Recommend seeing the audiovisual in the building just inside the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

A local tour guide had recommended the archaeological ensemble of Italica to view Roman ruins close to Seville. However, there really wasn't much to see. Santiponce is not a great town in itself and the archaeological site is definitely not highlighted enough. There is very little explanation on the site itself and we didn't feel like we learned very much... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

If you're into Roman history in a big way you may be disappointed to some degree with Italica. The majority of the site has been either robbed out or damaged by time so that there is not a great deal to see. There are a number of very good mosaics extant but apparently the better ones are in private hands... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

This is a great visit, fantastic to see Roman ruins like this. The amphitheatre has quite a lot to see with the tunnels around the ground level and you can see a little of what in under the actual plaza area of the amphitheatre. There are ruins of the small town with street and sewer system just above the amphitheatre... More 

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