Casa de Pilatos

Price guide: Mid-range

Plaza de Pilatos, 1, Seville

Price guide: Mid-range

Casa de Pilatos
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Expert overall rating:4.2 out of 5
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Couples, Families with teenagers, Honeymooners, Mature travellers, Singles, Art, Design and architecture, Great views / scenery, History

Expert review of Casa de Pilatos

Beautiful Andalusian palace a homage to Roman emperors and Spanish kings.

Nowhere near as grand as its big brother, the Alcázar, "Pilates House", built at the beginning of the 16th century, is nevertheless a beautiful and interesting early example of a typical Andalusian palace in a mixture of Renaissance and Neo-Mudejar styles. Passing through the marble gateway you cross the old coachyard to the main patio, with its fountain, Moorish style colonnades, and busts of Roman emperors and Spanish kings. To either side of this are the two gardens, the original el grande, built around a central fountain, and el chico, with its raised pool. The stairway to the upper floors features a domed ceiling in 'Mudejar honeycomb', and the upstairs rooms themselves include important works of art from the 16th to 19th centuries.

Price advice: 

6 euros (ground Floor only). 8 euros (complete - including tour of apartments).

Expert tips: 
Free Tuesday afternoons.
Last entrance 30 minutes before closing time.

More information on Casa de Pilatos:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Architectural site, Historic site, Landmark / monument
Address:
Plaza de Pilatos, 1, Seville
Telephone:
954 225 298
Website:
http://www.fundacionmedinaceli.org
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Mon-Sun 9am-6pm (7pm April-October).
Indoor/outdoor?:
Both

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