Day 4 – More shopping and Casa Pilatos

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Day 4 – More shopping and Casa Pilatos

 

Today we had planned to spend the morning in a park and then visit Casa Pilatos in the afternoon. Unfortunately the weather didn’t look that good so we decided to do some more shopping instead. And this time I succeeded to find a couple of dresses I liked so it turns out I’m a girl after all… J

After the shopping we had lunch in Plaza de la Concordie, we just bought some bread, cheese and Cerrano ham and enjoyed that while watching people go by. Then we walked to Casa Pilatos to have a look inside.

Plaza de la Concordia
We had walked past it before but as we were told that entry was free (instead of  €8,-) for European residents on Tuesday afternoon we thought we might as well make use of the offer. We had a look downstairs first and then went on the guided tour upstairs. Even though the building was nice it was a bit disappointing, as the tour didn’t give much information about the building and the family, but more about the paintings and tapestries there. I would have preferred to hear more about the origins of the house to be honest so I looked it up myself and below is some brief info.

 

Casa de Pilatos was the residence of the Duke and Duchess of Medicanelli y Alcalá. It was built by Fadrique Enriques after his return from Jerusalem in 1519. Downstairs are the tiled baths and the gardens, upstairs were the living quarters. There are still some fresco’s to be found on the walls although most of them very damaged.

Restauration of the palace seems to be ongoing continuously and a foundation has been set up by the current (private) owner to help with this.

 

After the visit to the Casa we decided to go back to the hostel. My back was very sore at this stage (as it had been since Sunday) so we stopped in at a chemist to get some cream for it, which we managed to do in Spanish!

 

Back at the room we just chilled for a while, reading, blogging and spending time online. After that we walked back into town to Alameda de Herculés where we had a couple of glasses of wine and a good chat. We didn’t really feel like dinner today, maybe because we had eaten too much chips and chocolate in the afternoon? Back to the room it was to relax some more.

 

Petra2111 says:
Geweldige foto's en blog!!
Posted on: Feb 22, 2009
Stevie_Wes says:
Chips 'n' chocolate... simultaneously? "Yum!" :), nice informative blog matey.
Posted on: Feb 21, 2009
Globevoyager says:
Hey Pat, nog veel plezier de komende dagen! Geniet ervan! Groetjes
Posted on: Feb 11, 2009
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Plaza de la Concordia
Plaza de la Concordia
Plaza de la Concordia
Plaza de la Concordia
Casa de Pilatos
Casa de Pilatos
Inside baths of Casa de Pilatos
Inside baths of Casa de Pilatos
Doorway at Casa de Pilatos
Doorway at Casa de Pilatos
Gardens at Casa de Pilatos
Gardens at Casa de Pilatos
Casa de Pilatos
Casa de Pilatos
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Looking out into the garden at Ca…
Casa de Pilatos
Casa de Pilatos
Tile detail in garden at Casa de P…
Tile detail in garden at Casa de …
Casa de Pilatos
Casa de Pilatos
Inside wall detail at Casa de Pila…
Inside wall detail at Casa de Pil…
Inside court yard at Casa de Pilat…
Inside court yard at Casa de Pila…
Altar at Casa de Pilatos
Altar at Casa de Pilatos
Ceiling detail at Casa de Pilatos
Ceiling detail at Casa de Pilatos
Inside wall detail at Casa de Pila…
Inside wall detail at Casa de Pil…
Casa de Pilatos
Casa de Pilatos
Casa de Pilatos
Casa de Pilatos
Casa de Pilatos
Casa de Pilatos
Garden at Casa de Pilatos
Garden at Casa de Pilatos
Front entrance at Casa de Pilatos
Front entrance at Casa de Pilatos
Alameda de Hercules
Alameda de Hercules
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