The Parador In Carmona is of recent (1976) construction but on ground occupied for 5000 years. We had a tour today by a very passionate resident who put the history of Carmona in perspective. It was situated on the aRoman road along the south of The Iberian peninsula. Occupying the strategic high ground and the only road, it was an amazingly rich town for the taxes it collected. It boasts an original Roman gate in and out that are still standing and most of the land is still owned by the original 6 families from the 16th century. If anyone is interested there are many houses for sale here for very low prices but the restoration costs will likely be in the half million neighborhood.