Casa de Pilatos
1 Plaza de Pilatos, Sevilla, Spain
954 22 52 98
Casa de Pilatos Sevilla Reviews
Jul 12, 2007
Casa Pilatos is located in the Santa Cruz quarter, at Plaza Pilatos. It is a luxurious city palace dating from the 16th century. You'll see many wonderful azulejos (walls covered with the typical tiles), and enjoy the mudejar architecture. There is a nice patio and some little gardens too.
Casa Pilatos was build by the duke of Tarifa, who travelled trough Europe between 1518 and 1520. There he fell in love with the Italian renaissance, and he decided to build a home is Sevilla that reflected his impressions. It became a wonderfull mix between ancient Greek/Roman statues and artwork, the classic renaissance, and the Arabic/Andalusian Mudejar. The statues on the patio date from the Roman empire (5th century before Christ), and are of a priceless value.
The house of Pilatos is now open for public. You'll pay 5 euro to visit the ground floor and the gardens, and 8 euro for the whole house (which we didn't pay). I think seeing the ground floor only makes a great experience already. It is not just one patio, but some gardens as well, so you can spend some time just down there. There are no student discounts, however.
Part of the Spain 2007 - culture hopping travel blog
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