My Kurt Hielscher-trip through Andalucía, in June 2019, started in Antequera. I was there for my work and after that I went to Écija. Before jumping into Sevilla, I visited Carmona and Alcalá de Guadaíra. In Carmona, Kurt Hielscher made two photos of which one was a patio. I did not bother to do my best to find the patio. My time was too limited and Carmona too big, but the other one, I knew exactly where that was. My only fear was that the grown woods might hinder the view on the church and the castle.

Castillo de Carmona and the Ermita de San Mateo, 1914-'19. Photo: Kurt Hielscher. 

Castillo de Carmona and the Ermita de San Mateo, 20th of June 2019. Photo: Casper Molenaar. 

On arrival, I turned out lucky: The more distance I took, the better the view on the castle as well as the church became. But still, the Ermita is still partly not visible because of the trees. The photo also shows the enormous expansion of the castle to the luxury hotel the Parador de Carmona is. From here one has a very nice view on the surrounding lowlands, and that counts for the whole of the Calle Puerta Marchena. From there one can also see the Ermita de San Mateo. 

The Ermita de San Mateo from a little closer. The church in Mudejar style probably dates back to the 14th century.

View on the Ermita de San Mateo from the Mirador Carmona.

Entrance to the Castle, the Alcázar del Rey Don Pedro that houses the luxury Hotel de Parador de Carmona.

Inside the Castle walls.

Patio in Carmona, 1914-'19. Photo: Kurt Hielscher. I didn't really stroll around the city center to look out for this patio, so one day I have to go back. If someone recognizes the patio, it would be helpful for me to know where it exactly is situated. Without knowing in advance it would be like searching for a needle in a haystack like I learned in for example Arcos de la Frontera.

The Mirador Carmona.

Below: View on the Ermita de San Mateo with the Castle of Carmona on the left.

In the footsteps of  Kurt Hielscher