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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
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Monday Closed

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US$32.50*
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Historical Italica: Half-Day Guided Walking Tour from Seville
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US$54.17*
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Italica 2-Hour Guided Tour from Seville

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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

It's incredible to walk in the footsteps of the ancient Romans right next to a bustling modern city. It's a lot of walking around and the sun can be really hot so bring a hat or sun shade with you.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately, the site was closed for Game of thrones filming. Got a taxi there €20 from Seville Cathedral. Got the bus back to the city €1.55 . It goes to the main bus station

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Having stayed in Seville before, it took a UK TV program to inform us of Italica. It's a pain to find it by car too - look up the town of 'Santiponce' on the map first. It's not signposted well. It's an amazingly well preserved (in places) snapshot of roman life in Spain and should be much better presented and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Spent a morning at Italica. Easy to get to by bus (Seville bus station is v well organised) which drops you just outside the gates. It's a huge site with much of it not excavated, but the buildings that have been uncovered give a real sense of what it would have been like. Definitely watch the introductory film before walking... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Very good arena and interesting views and rooms to look at, however the outlaying area lacks in interest with just a few mosaics tiles. It was included in our tour but I would not make the effort other than this. Saville has so much, select with care.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

A nice trip to do when in Sevilla. Nice mosaic and intro film. A pity not all texts were translated in English given this is a EU funded site (free for EU residents) and that part of Amphitheatre was not accessible.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

I arrived 45minutes before the close time, but I was told that I could only visit the amphitheater of the site (for free). Actually, I would be more than happy to visit the whole site for a fee. So if you want to visit this site, arrive early!

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