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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 109 Attractions in Seville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Gardens, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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70 reviews 70 reviews
17 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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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63 helpful votes 63 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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11 helpful votes 11 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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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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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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arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We enjoyed the self-guided tour of the lower level rooms and gardens, and we waited for longer than we should have for the upstairs guided tour. That is a walk through living rooms of the palace that may still be in use, decorated as if in the 1940s although there is interesting artwork. I think that the entrance fee that... More 

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Diekirch, Luxembourg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

As an amazing departure spot to discover Sevilla by walking, the Casa Pilatos is the ideal place. You can spend there 30 minutes, as well as 60 minutes when you take the guided tour (included in the entrance fee of 8 €): unfortunately the guided tour is only in Spanish or English, nothing else. From there you can join the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

A most beautiful house tucked away in a quiet section of old Seville. The ground floor consists of Moorish tiled rooms with magnificent wooden ceilings, linked by several beautiful courtyards. The central patio is world famous and the rest are mostly filled with beautiful gardens. I visited in the "off" season, so there were no crowds, and the atmosphere was... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Gorgeous house with great gardens a perfect andalous style house or small palace really worth the trip specially not too crowded

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Not in the same league as the Real Alcazar but worth a visit on your 2nd or 3rd day. More beautiful tilework and stucco and delightful gardens. Amazed to see 1st century roman columns just standing in the cloisters.

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