Visited on June 24, 2011. Located in Andalucía.
- Olive Farm
- Roman Fortress with La Puerta de Sevilla (entrance)
- Iglesia de Santa María de la Asunción
- Plaza de San Fernando
In the morning, we went on the optional tour to Carmona, where along the way we visited an olive farm. At the olive farm, we went to an exhibit on olive harvesting and olive oil manufacturing. The local farmer explained how he used the tools to harvest the olives and what was considered ripe olives for picking.
Then, we were allowed to taste the olive oil in a scoop of chocolate ice cream sprinkled with a little salt; to my surprise, it tasted delicious! For cooking, the farmer recommended that we use light olive oil due to the less fat content present in it. Continue reading