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Casa de Pilatos

Address: 1 Plaza Pilatos, 41003 Seville, Spain
Phone Number: 34 954 225 298
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Ranked #15 of 347 things to do in Seville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural buildings, Historic sites, Gardens, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Construction of this palace began in 1492. Today, part of the palace is a museum and is open to the...
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Type: Architectural buildings, Historic sites, Gardens, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Construction of this palace began in 1492. Today, part of the palace is a museum and is open to the public. There is a separate wing where the present Duchess of Medinaceli lives with her descendants and family. The palace has many gardens, patios, fountains, and salons. The patios contain many Roman statues. Everywhere on the first floor one will find Roman mosaic floors. The walls are covered with beautiful ceramic tile in many different Mudejar styles.

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Kavala, Greece
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83 reviews 83 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

It was an informative hour. We also had the tour of the upper rooms. Worth a visit if you stay many days in Seville! Very kind and pleasant guide tour! Admission free Wednesday evenings.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

My first thought was that the admission was a bit expensive. It costs 5 euros to go in, and 8 euros for admission to both the grounds and the top floors (winter rooms). But it was definitely worth the price, as it included an audio guide and live tour of the upper floors. A warning though, the audio guide will... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We went here after reading the praise here on TA. We agree that it is a nice place and a bit off the beaten path. But: the house, owned by an aristocratic family, is not kept in the condition you should expect considering the ownership and the admission costs. Some areas are outright decrepit and the garden was in bad... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
10 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

It's well worth paying extra to visit the upper floors and get the tour, where you'll hear the history of the family that have lived in this grand house for generations.

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Perth
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We arrived having read in several sources that EU guests receive free entry from 13:00-17:00 every Tuesday. We then were told no that's not the case....... it was Wednesday. Wednesday we went and we were then told it was Tuesday. Nothing more to say really!

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Boston
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The palace is interesting but not that much differences from palaces that are all over Spain. The house is still owned by the aristocratic family that lived in it for centuries and the audio guide glosses over little details such as much of the wealth that was used to build this palace was income from the Inquisition. It is not... More 

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Delaware
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86 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This historic 'mansion' has been a residence since the 1500's; many details of interest require the recording device (included in the 8 Euro cost for 'complete tour', which also covers the guided (in Spanish or English) upstairs living quarters. Do both!

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Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

It is really worthy to visit this site such as you can discover various art of Sevilla and you can even see all influences through different periods

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Munich, Germany
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23 reviews 23 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

What a pity that the visit of this wonderful Palace is greatly diminished by a terrible Audio guide which gives you two much Information at the wrong place ( Introduction in the courtyard instead of in front of the model where you could understand what is actually talked about) with a lot of unnecessary pauses between sentences and präsentes in... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I have seen some pretty amazing places in Spain but this place was the worst. It was small and very boring. It was not even remotely interesting. I want my afternoon back!

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