Casa de Pilatos
Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings • Gardens
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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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MilesCF
Toulouse, France283 contributions
Nov 2022
We went at 2.30pm and they told us it'd be free if we came back in thirty minutes, so we did. Free for EU citizens, as it happens. Not sure why.

We were only able to see the ground floor, which is peppered with busts and statues of Roman emperors, gods and goddesses. Without an audio guide (not suggested by the girl at the ticket desk) you're a bit lost, unless you're a bit of a specialised historian. The place was humming with other freeloaders, sometimes displaying the kind of behaviour one would expect from people who've just had something for free.

Honestly, if I were to go again I'd pay the price, get the audio guide and do it properly far from the madding crowd. The palace is a jewel but the mob spoiled it.
Written November 28, 2022
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LadureeFan
Richmond, VA1,174 contributions
Sep 2022
An unassuming mansion from the outside, this palace in the historic district of Sevilla has a mix of architectural styles including Gothic, Mudéjar, Renaissance and Romantic. Both inside and out in the gardens, the views are spectacular and the tiling is breathtaking. Supposedly, the upper level still holds a private residence. The audio tour was very informative. Hard to imagine how much money and time was devoted to building this place.
Written November 10, 2022
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Perry G
Blairgowrie, UK324 contributions
Nov 2022
not to be missed. beautiful buiding with arabic influence. you can see some of the influence from the alhambra in Granada. not to be missed
Written November 8, 2022
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paul p
4 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Lovely grounds, yet needed of restoration. First floor is self guided grounds and second floor is guided tour of inside rooms (language varies).
Written November 3, 2022
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Alan F
Borehamwood, UK616 contributions
Oct 2022
This palace has some wonderful decoration, both Mudajar style and tiles. Everywhere! Spectacular.
There are various gardens, which are very peaceful, and a lovely place to stop to have a rest.
Written October 26, 2022
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Carin N
Amsterdam, The Netherlands157 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
A very interesting (to use a friendly word) mixture of architecture and influences. Also a vivid example of that money never has been a guarantee for taste.
There are stunning things to see here next to cringing.
The audio tour is also interesting (to use a friendly word). The overly use of the word singular results in an uninteresting and tidious story, leaving me as a visitor yawning about something that really does have value and would be so nice to learn more about.
Written October 23, 2022
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robertew2014
Eden Prairie, MN135 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
This palace is so much more pleasant to visit than the Alcazar. Beautifully preserved, gorgeous gardens and NO crowds. Your guided via app on phone which is very descriptive
Written October 4, 2022
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kleic
San Antonio, TX946 contributions
Sep 2022
I absolutely loved this place because I love tiles and the range of tiles was extraordinary. I also love Mujedar architecture. If you do too, by all means go and try to go early and not on a day that it's free to EU citizens as part of the pleasure is sitting and just being in the spaces. All that said, my husband was pretty done with tiles by the time we visited here ("How much tile is too much?" he was heard to say) and spent most of the time puzzling over the painting of the bearded woman (definitely a "Wait! What?" moment when you turn the corner and see that; be sure to read the description) and scrolling through his phone. I mention that because I noticed several other husbands doing the same while several wives and groups of women were marveling with me at the tiles. I know that sounds sexist but it made us both laugh. Also ... there's a sweet little tourist shop directly to the left of the front entrance (as you face the Casa) that's well worth a visit for less expensive but not made in China things.
Written September 15, 2022
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Justyna
Slough, UK24 contributions
Aug 2022 • Solo
Be overwhelmed with patters and designs! I adored the visit and would say it’s a must see place. Sit down and enjoy the ambience! Open yourself to the magic of ages and influences.
Written August 15, 2022
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Thiago986
Sao Paulo, SP8 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Last Sunday I went tovtje house an saw a sign saying that was free Mondays. I change my plans to accommodate this opportunity. On Monday, I wait more than 1 hour in a line behind 30C of temperature. When it was my turn to enter the employee said that it is only for EU citizens. I just asked where this information was and he treated me bad saying it is because it is. Finally he brought me a sign behind the door turned to the wall with the information (or not because he just shown me very quick and turned back to the wall again) in a very impolite way.
Written May 23, 2022
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