Archaeological Ensemble of Italica

Archaeological Ensemble of Italica

Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
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  • Nicola
    Cork, Ireland21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A good historical tour of Italica & Monastery
    Neves was our tour guide and she did an exceptional job. The tour was good and is worth the trip out. She brought us to the Monastery after Italica and this was an excellent addition to the tour. Both are stunning captured pieces of history and if you are into this Neves was full of information and stories. Highly recommend as a half day out. We booked through a tour operator Natura and the pick ups and drops offs on the bus were very organised.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 August 2023
  • family52
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom221 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very Interesting Visit
    Really interesting visit, got the local bus from Seville bus station for 1.65 Euros which takes around 20-25 mins. You can pay on the bus and at the information desk they tell you which number it leaves from downstairs. It is a much bigger area than I imagined and probably took us around 2 hours to walk around, there is lots to see We paid 1.5 euro entrance fee it was well worth it.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 October 2023
  • Rachel91752
    London, United Kingdom1,168 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice morning out
    We got a taxi here which cost €18 from the centre of Seville. For some reason we didn’t have to pay, not sure why but I’ll take it. The site itself was great, bigger than I realised it would be. Some well preserved mosaics and lots of interesting facts. Well worth a visit.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 December 2023
  • Andrew W
    22 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very enjoyable and well worth the trip out to see it.
    Enjoyable visit. We spent time strolling around various parts of the amphitheatre and then on to the town. Enjoyed the mosaics and, curiously, found sections of the sewers fascinating. Both sites have modern repairs and supports so ensuring as much of the historical parts remain standing and accessible, although I felt this had been overdone in places (I am no expert, though). We took an Uber from the centre of Seville, which was very convenient and cost around €18 each way. There is also a bus which is considerably cheaper but takes longer. One point to note is that if you are from a none EU country, entrance is €1.50 and they only accept cash. Well worth a visit and was much more enjoyable than visiting churches and cathedrals.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 January 2024
  • Kiara S
    Chester, United Kingdom1,038 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hidden gem to spend hours exploring
    This completely exceeded our expectations. It’s a very well-preserved, ancient Roman city founded in 206 B.C. (the first Roman city in Spain). The village had aquaducts, temples, thermal baths and houses with beautiful mosaic floors that are still in astoundingly impressive condition. The site is about 52 hectares in total, but a large part (the oldest part) is still unexcavated because it’s under the village of Santiponce. Drone footage would be amazing, but they don’t allow drones. If you have a valid European passport, admission is free. Try to grab a map so you get the most out of your visit.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 February 2024
  • permia
    63,224 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Engaging legacy
    With the arrival of the Romans in Spain around 206 BCE, Scipio built this settlement for his warriors. It is a marvellous legacy for the area, and the world. It was atmospheric walking the streets of the Old City seeing the impressive remnants of what was the first Roman settlement in Spain. A remarkably preserved amphitheatre is considered one of the best outside of Italy itself that has its Coliseum. As with so many marvellous extant monuments in the Empire, it was constructed during Hadrian’s tenure. With a capacity of around 25,000 it far exceeded the actual population of the adjacent city that is thought to number only about 8,000 reflecting the influence of the city beyond its immediate surrounds.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 February 2024
  • Shona G
    29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit.
    Well worth a visit. Easy 30 minute bus trip from Plaza De Armas bus station (1.65€ each, bus 170A/B, just pay driver). Italica entry fee only 1.5€. Amazing ancient town, amphitheatre and lake. Good info in English. Good map from ticket office. Stunning mosaics. Easy to spend 2 to 3 hours here.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 March 2024
  • SueNewport_UK
    51 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a half day trip out of the city.
    For only 1.5 euros to get in, it can’t be faulted. A big spread out site, you need to be quite fit to see it all. Not the smartest of places, but the signage had English translations, which was good. I’m amazed that the mosaics are just left open to the elements. After we’d seen Italica we walked into Santiponce and say the Roman amphitheatre (which was closed, but you got the idea from a viewing platform). We took the M 170 Damas city bus from Seville bus station, costing 1.65 euros each way, it runs about every half hour. There’s no need to go on a tour and pay £30-£40.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 15 March 2024
  • Andy H
    Portsmouth, United Kingdom5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Top Archeological Site
    Wonderful historical site. Surprised more is not made of it. We spent a full 2 hours wandering around the amphitheater and the town you really get the taste for how it all used to be. Best of all not crowded like the other better known attractions. 1/2 hour bus ride out from Seville on number 170 bus for 1.65 euro each way and 1.50 euro entrance fee, free if a EU citizen. (Another Brexit dividend) Absolute bargain.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 March 2024
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Annijatravels
Dublin, Ireland111 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The entry to the monument was free which was unusual. The amphitheater looked magnificent. It was possible to walk around it, although you were not able to climb on top of it and imagine yourself as one of the Roman spectators during a gladiator performance. The town ruins were very interesting and gave a glimpse into the life of the ancient Romans. Some of the mosaics from house floors were in very good condition and it was even possible to see a very clear outline of the old houses. I regret not booking a guided tour to this place as I would of loved to find out more about the ancient town and the life in this ancient Roman city.
Written 3 January 2020
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Glenn S
East Grinstead, UK428 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
After our 2 day stay in sevilla we visited Italica before our trip back down to the Costa del Sol. Italica is only a 10/15 min drive from Sevilla and is in Santiponce. Plenty of free parking across the street nearby and most surprising of all is the free entry! I believe it is free entry to all EU citizens with a small charge for us "non Europeans" but we weren't asked to pay and no signs were listing any prices. A lady at the gate pointed out the QR code on the window of the ticket booth which we downloaded and was a guide to the site, however we couldn't find an English commentary. We decided to just follow everyone else and this was fine. First stop the very impressive Ampitheatre and i'm sure all Games of Thrones fans know the significance of this. It was pretty amazing and worth the visit on its own. We then wandered around the rest of the ruins and there were a number of information stands by certain buildings which were in Spanish and English. Well worth a visit and thoroughly enjoyed our morning there.
Written 5 October 2021
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SueNewport_UK
Newport, UK51 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
For only 1.5 euros to get in, it can’t be faulted. A big spread out site, you need to be quite fit to see it all. Not the smartest of places, but the signage had English translations, which was good. I’m amazed that the mosaics are just left open to the elements. After we’d seen Italica we walked into Santiponce and say the Roman amphitheatre (which was closed, but you got the idea from a viewing platform).
We took the M 170 Damas city bus from Seville bus station, costing 1.65 euros each way, it runs about every half hour. There’s no need to go on a tour and pay £30-£40.
Written 15 March 2024
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Beatriz C
Lisbon, Portugal165 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
This amasing place is very near Sevilla (15 minutes by car).

It is free access but there are a lot of diferent guide tours. We did one with a very profissional guide named Miguel that did all the effords to explain everything in front of us in spanich and in english.

Miguel was amasing and I would recomend very strong if you can to visit this roman ramains in spain. It is a real city the best in the all Iberian Peninsula and you should't miss the oportunity.

Miguel told us that the place is not very popular expecialy because is free but they really want to shere it´s existence and make it a popular atraction for the sake of the lovely roman ramains the are in this place. It is unbeliveble that this place is not so popular considering it's global cultural importance.

I had a fantastic day here and I would definitively recomend everybody to go here and enjoy a trip back to the Roman Empire.
Written 23 August 2021
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James G
Somerset, UK55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Only a twenty minute bus ride from Seville, Italica is a fascinating reminder of Rome's reach and influence. The amphitheatre alone, one of the largest in the Empire, the remains of streets and villas, and some wonderful mosaic flooring, make this archaeological site well worth a visit.

There were not many other visitors when we went and the entire site was unexpectedly peaceful - a far cry from the shouts and roars of the stadium crowd in its heyday.

And, of course, it's the location for a key chapter in the Game of Thrones saga. Look into the Dragon Pit, if you dare!

Entrance is free, and there are two small restaurants/tapas bars across the road.

Recommended.

Signage is Spanish/English.
Written 16 February 2020
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Graham S
Holyhead, UK246 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
The remains of the Roman city Italica founded in 206 BC. an extensive site far larger than I expected, and a site to wonder at your own pace and explore. Some fantastic mosaics to see and the remains of the amphitheatre are stunning, a small museum on site as well with a short film in Spanish and English explaining the site and there was history boards explaining each building as you walk around and was very surprised at the 3 Euro entry fee great value, if interested in Roman history a must see location.
Written 12 April 2023
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Sean Bryan
Fort Lauderdale, FL564 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Really big game of thrones fans so this was a must when we stayed. This was a really cool couple of hours because it was so much more than just the theatre. The history there is really amazing to learn and some of the preserved mosaic flooring still there is beautiful and just unreal that it’s still there. The theatre itself is the highlight and worth going to see. If you’re a GOT fan, go. If you’re not a GOT fan, still go because the history is really cool.
Written 30 June 2022
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Steve S
Southwick, UK122 contributions
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Oct 2021 • Couples
Excellent site. Very interesting and informative. We were able to explore the tunnels around the amphitheatre. Fascinating stuff. Quiet too. We took a taxi there from the bus station in Seville, it was €14 ish. We then took a bus back, that was only a couple of € each and took about 40 minutes.
Written 13 October 2021
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IronRangeMNGirl
Minneapolis, MN680 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We wanted to see Roman Ruins and this was a great stop! It was lovely walking around. When we were there, there weren't that many people there so it wasn't like some of the sites where there are large crowds. They give you a pamphlet that explains everything - in English for us which we appreciated. I can't remember how much it was to get in, but it wasn't very much. By this time, we'd toured a couple Roman sites and some were free & some were about $12 a piece. I think this one was about $5 to get in. We were able to park right across the street - super convenient. Highly recommend.
Written 17 July 2022
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Jennie P
31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
This amazing site is ready to get to by public transport - catch the M170 from bus station Plaza de Armas- you can pay on the bus- only 1.65 Euro to get there. Entry into the site is FREE! There is so much there allow a few hours. Explanation boards are there and you really don't need to pay for one of the 38 euro tours that Tourist info were trying to sell me!
Written 17 November 2022
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