Seville / Itálica

Archaeological site of Itálica

An ancient Roman city, located on Santiponce near Seville

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Italica near Seville: All the information about the visit of the excavations of the archaeological park Itálica in Santiponce near Seville.

Archaeological site of Italica

Info Archaeological site of Italica

Address Avenida Extremadura 2 Santiponce
Accessibility Direct bus (M-172A Damas) to Italica. Departure from Plaza de Armas bus station.
These buses run every half hour (weekends every hour)
Tickets
  • Free for EU residents (other € 1.50)
  • You can book a full day trip on this site
Opening hours
  • From April 1st to September 30th
    Tuesday to Saturday from 8:30 to 21:00
    Sundays and holidays from 9:00 to 15:00
  • From October 1st to March 31st
    Tuesday to Saturday from 9:00 to 18:30
    Sundays and holidays from 10:00 to 16:00
Website www.turismosantiponce.es

Conjunto Arqueológico de Itálica

The archaeological park ('Conjunto Arqueológico de Itálica') is a site with excavations from Roman times. The archaeological park is not located in the centre of Seville, but in the northern municipality of Santiponce, ten kilometres from the centre.

Excavations of Roman city of Itálica

During a walk through the excavations of Itálica you will get a good impression of what this city 'Colonia Aelia Augusta Italicensium' once looked like with the amphitheatre (25,000 spectators), aquaducts, temples, thermal baths and houses with beautiful mosaic floors. It was the first Roman city in Spain, founded in 206 B.C. The name Itálica was derived from Italy, the country where both the founder General Publio Cornelio Escipión and the first inhabitants came from. The decline of the city probably started in the third century, because the Guadalquivir River changed its course. Itálica was also the birthplace of the Roman emperor Trajan; the Triana district was also named after him.

A large part of the Roman city has not yet been excavated. The oldest part is still hidden under the village of Santiponce. Many finds of Itálica are preserved in the archaeological museum of Seville and in the palace of Condesa de Lebrija

During your city trip in Seville this could be a nice day trip, because the Roman ruins of Itálica are quite well preserved.

ItalicaItálica Amphitheater (iStock.com/Joaquin Ossorio-Castillo)

Location of Itálica in Santiponce near Seville

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