Level one – January 20 2018. Las Cuevas de la Batida is an excursion through the city of Carmona and its surroundings, where we’ll visit both the town center with its parador and the caves. It’s a 9km route with 190 meters of ascent . We’ll travel to Carmona by public bus leaving from the Plaza de Armas at 8.45 am.
Caves view from Carmona
Carmona is one of the oldest and most historic cities in Seville which dates back more than 5000 years. It was populated by Tartessians, Phoenicians, Romans and Arabs. The Alcazar is the most famous monument, which has been converted into a Parador, which we’ll visit as part of the excursion.
We will start at 10.30a.m. from the Parador Alcázar del Rey Don Pedr, the GPS coordinates are 37.472652, -5.632608, see the picture below.
We’ll begin our walk through Carmona’s beautiful white streets, leaving through the Puerta of Córdoba, to reach the Caves of Batida.
Along the way, we’ll walk along a ruined Roman Road, see the “Bridge of the Five Eyes” and an old ruined farmhouse from where we’ll see the famous Martín Pérez Tower.
After some uphill walking, we’ll reach the Batida Caves plus an impressive quarry site with magnificent scenery, affording beautiful panoramic views of Carmona at the edge of the ravines. We’ll stop here for a break.
After the stop we continue back until we reach Carmona at approximnately noon with a visit to the Parador Alcázar del Rey Don Pedro where our tour ends.
The price of this excursion is € 8 for adults including bus and € 3 for children. Club members go free. To join us please register , and if you are coming by bus please pay by card using the link below, or by transfer to our account ES08 0182 3299 8202 0160 3487 sending us the receipt to our e mail (info @ senderismosevilla.net) with your name, ID number, date of birth and a contact number. If you come by car you can pay on the tour itself, but you must register by mail or fill in the form below (one per person ).