Palacio del Virrey Laserna
Palacio del Virrey Laserna
4.5
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Discover the incomparable beauty of the Palacio del Virrey Laserna (Viceroy Laserna Palace), luxury and splendour of old times located in the heart of the historical centre of Jerez de la Frontera. Its property has been trasnmitted from fathers to sons since the Repartimiento (Distribution) of Alfonso X the Wise in the 13th century
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ADA Lockett
8 contributions
Feb 2020
Visiting Jerez for the first time, we came across this delightful palace, near the centre, the entrance was through a side door, we were met by a very charming gentleman, & asked to wait a few moments/ entrance fee was not expensive,& an excellent guide to Jerez was available to buy, all very low key, we were asked to go through to an entrance hall, where the same gentleman welcomed us to his house, we were fairly taken aback, intrigued, & excited & we were the only visitors on the tour. The young Count of the Andes was personally showing us his home, wow how amazing, room after room of beautiful things, furniture, pictures, china, family photographs, a gem of a house, with a wealth of knowledge, the Count was very informative & spoke perfect English, he certainly loves & knows his house & its many treasures, took his time to answer our many questions, with a gem of an outside garden & small swimming pool for the family & guests who can stay in the annex as part of their small hotel.
A perfect way of spending an hour away in this fabulous palace.
Written April 13, 2020
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Alan P
Toronto, Canada29 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Interesting tour by one of the two brothers, descendants of the aristocratic family since the 13th century. As it turned out, it was only my wife and I on the tour. We were guided through each room and the outside patios, with lovely perspectives of the paintings, and historical pieces, wrapped in stories about the family. Highly recommended!
Written March 11, 2020
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nad_ldn
50 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
We were lucky to stay at this beautiful hotel which is part of the museum so went for a guided tour. The Palacio is beautiful and it was especially unique to be guided and showed around by the count himself. He spoke excellent English and explained a lot about the history of his family and unique objects in the palace. It is full of beautiful art work, furniture and hunting trophies of his grandfather. It was especially interesting to visit as it is their home and has been in the family for centuries. Very unique experience and definitely must visit when in Jerez.
Written August 2, 2020
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Mike
Ruishton, UK6 contributions
Mar 2020
This location within 100m of the main sites and city restaurants, but in a totally secluded and idylic setting was a massive surprise to me.I could not have expected this quality or ambience .The hosts were superb, they offered to assist in booking local tours and gave faultless information and help.
For me the only thing left to discuss is bed quality, as i rely on a good nights sleep. This proved to be no issue. A1
Written March 5, 2020
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Yigg
Jerez De La Frontera, Spain68 contributions
Dec 2019
This is a definite must visit when in Jerez. Beautiful Palacio, Thus is a family home, with some of the most amazing art work, and furniture, wow.
Alvaro was amazing, he took so much time and effort to explain everything to us, in excellent English. He is so knowledgeable and so enthusiastic about his beautiful home. Thank you Alvaro. X
Written February 10, 2020
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ramon t
Chisinau, Moldova1 contribution
Apr 2015 • Couples
I recently visited Sevilla and Xerez with my wife. We were very surprised with Xerez (we already knew about Sevilla and were expiating a magnificent city) and specially by this gorgeous house that we found by chance.
After visiting some wineries (Gonzales Byass if I recall it correctly), we popped into this beautiful XVII century building located in one of those very narrow Andalusian streets next to the Alcazar. I insisted in visiting it, but my wife, who is a super tight Central European, decided that the tickets were too expensive. I tried to argue with her, but she would not give in. Thank God the tall German looking fellow at the door giving us information on the site, intervened telling in a quite charming way that we would have probably paid more for a miserable beverage at any average bar in Madrid or Amsterdam...my wife found the comment inspiring and accepted to enter. It was indeed amazing...the house is fantastic, very picturesque, with a superb Andalusian "patio" and lots of historical remembrances of the family holding the state since its foundation. The guide happened to be one of the owners who explained that the family decided to open it to the public without any government support. All very personalized and friendly. My wife even mentioned that it was worth the 7 EURO per ticket...I was very impressed...
Written April 23, 2015
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paulConran
Cheltenham, UK15 contributions
Sep 2015 • Family
We had only one day in Jerez and, after reading the consensus of reviews on TripAdviser, put time aside especially to see this house. It was a huge disappointment, and unquestionably very over-priced.The guide is indeed the owner, but unfortunately he is neither a very good guide, nor a very engaging person. There may be some interesting items of furniture, art and artefacts on display, but the tour is delivered without enthusiasm, or interest, and with a fixed and rather sullen sense of complacency. Except for these features it is characterless. Even though the family has lived in the house for many centuries, the owner offers very few anecdotes and none that bring it alive. Paintings that are often barely visible in the low light are attributed with a casual indifference, and rarely described or enlivened with any further information. And there is a very tight circuit to the tour: one can almost sense lines delineating the time and the footsteps you should take. There is certainly no encouragement to linger, and it feels like the owner would like to get to the end as soon as he can. We are interested in history, and love visiting period houses. Usually the experience is greatly heightened when it is possible to meet the owners and hear their commentary on where they live. This is not one of those houses, nor one of those owners. It is a colourless, very short tour (perhaps 20 - 25 minutes long), and very cynically priced. Indeed, it would have been poor value had it been free of charge.
Written September 10, 2015
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I was sorry to read on this site that your experience of Palacio del Virrey Laserna did not meet with your expectations. Naturally, this displeases me as I would like all visitors to the place which has been home to my family for centuries to leave with the sense that their visit was both enjoyable and enriching. Thankfully, the overwhelming majority of those visitors who take the time to leave a review do appear to feel that their visit was, at the very least, worthwhile. I really do enjoy explaining the history of the Palace during the tour as well as the history of my family - my father, grandfather, great grandfather and the Viceroy. As for the numerous masterpieces of art which we are genuinely proud to be able to show to our guests, I make a point of stopping at each one and explaining its background and significance. I do it, above all else, because I really enjoy it! The Palace itself has been classed as a national monument, there are Islamic remains, some unique ceramics, experts from all over the world come to study its furniture and the Prado Museum has unsuccessfully tried to buy some of our paintings. Our guests often tell us that they particularly appreciate the paintings by Rubens, Snyders and Zurbarán and that they did not expect to find such masterpieces in a private home. I really am surprised – genuinely surprised – that you find the €7 admission fee to be too high. It is £5. All that we take in from the entrance fees is used to pay for the conservation and maintenance of the Palace. And this total only covers 35% of the annual costs. Alas, in Spain we do not receive other subsidies. I respectfully point out that your review seems to be rather at odds with most of the other reviews and I notice that you have left extremely negative reviews for most of the other places you have reviewed on this site. However, I graciously take your views into account, I apologise sincerely if your visit was not as you might have hoped and I assure you that I will always strive to improve the experience for all of our visitors.
Written September 17, 2015
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Lucy W
London, UK4 contributions
Apr 2015 • Couples
A truly amazing palace. After visiting exceptional palaces in Seville, I didn't think that anything could surprise me; then I went to Jerez and visited this palace. It combined the best example of art from the Arabic world; also from Spain, England, France and Holland. It intermingles exquisite style with a very homely feeling which made visiting it a wonderful experience.
The fact that the guide was the owner made the experience more personal, as it has been in his family since the 13th century and told us all the in's and out's of his home.
Written May 3, 2015
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tangozor
Cincinnati, OH2 contributions
Apr 2015 • Friends
passing in Jerez, we have had the chance to visit this magnificent palace. In the town center but out of the bustle of the city. The family atmosphere of the place is preserved, it's like being invited by the owner! The major cultural interest of this house also comes from artworks. it contains: Flemish paintings, statues, tapestries, furniture Castilian ...

not to be missed !!!
Written May 19, 2015
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MarciTravels
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic547 contributions
Jan 2019 • Solo
As is often the case, the guide makes the experience. In this palace, you can hear a first hand encounter of the life of an aristocratic family since the 1200s presented by a family member. In my case, it was the brother of the Conde de los Andes.

Coming here in low season, I practically had a private tour of the palace. The stories, family photos and the demonstration of some exhibits really brings this place alive and differentiate this museum from vast majority of others.

An absolute highlight of my visit. Can thoroughly recommend if you are in Jerez. Wrap warm if you are coming in winter as the rooms are not heated and can be chilly.
Written January 18, 2019
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