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Pilate's House (La Casa de Pilatos) Tours

Pilate's House (La Casa de Pilatos)
This magnificent work of Spanish Mudejar and Italian Renaissance architecture, inspired by Pontius Pilot’s estate, was built in the early 16th century by the dukes of Tarifa. Today, it remains one of the city’s grandest mansions. The palace, often referred to as a mini Alcázar, serves as the permanent residence of the Dukes of Medinaceli.

The Basics
Visitors come to the Pilate's House (La Casa de Pilatos) for its spectacular azulejo decor—considered among the finest in Seville—and stunning patio and gardens. There are two types of entrance tickets. A Ground Floor ticket grants access to the patio, gardens, and first floor, which can be explored on your own or with an audio guide; Complete House tickets, meanwhile, include a guided tour of the upper floor—still partly inhabited by the Medinacelis—and its many antique furnishings, frescoes, and paintings.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • This mansion is a must-see for anyone interested in Spanish architecture and tilework.
  • The House of Pilate is a good alternative for those who can’t visit the Alcazar.
  • Audio guides are available in multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and German.
  • Give yourself 90 minutes or two hours to explore the palace and tour the upstairs apartment.
  • The mansion is wheelchair accessible.

How to Get There

The Casa de Pilatos is located in the Centro Histórico, a few blocks from the Cathedral. It’s within walking distance of many of Seville’s attractions, but it’s also possible to hire a taxi if you’re coming from farther afield.

When to Get There
The Pilate's House is open daily throughout the year with slightly reduced hours during the winder slow season (November to March). Since its gardens and patios are a major draw, plan to visit in the early morning or late afternoon during summer, or during the spring or fall shoulder seasons when temperatures are comfortable.

The Art of the Azulejo

The term azulejo refers to a glazed terracotta tile that features prominently in the architectural traditions of Spain and Portugal. The word comes from the Arabic term for “little polished stone,” and the tiles first appeared in Spain during the 13th century. In addition to the Pilates House, you can see beautiful examples of this art form at the Alcázar of Seville and the Alhambra in Granada.
Address: Calle Águilas, Seville 41003, Spain
Admission: Varies
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4-Hour Private Guided Walking Tour: Palaces of Seville

4-Hour Private Guided Walking Tour: Palaces of Seville

Follow in the footsteps of Spanish nobility on a private tour of Seville’s most important palaces. Visit three impressive and well-preserved royal residences — the 15th-century Dueñas Palace, Pilate’s Palace, and Lebrija Palace, home to one the region’s best collection of ancient Roman mosaics. Entrance fees are included, and your private guide can customize the tour based on your interests and preferred pace.
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Romantic Horse & Carriage Tour with spanish Champagne

Romantic Horse & Carriage Tour with spanish Champagne

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Take a private horse and carriage ride through beautiful Seville for a romantic overview of the Andalucian capital and its many sights. Sit back and enjoy the view as you’re pulled through the pretty streets. Enjoy Spanish bubbly and fresh fruits or sweets. Pass Maria Luisa Park, the Palace of Saint Telmo, an old tobacco factory and more, and benefit from the personalized commentary of your very own private guide.
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Secret Palaces Tour

Secret Palaces Tour

We will begin the visit Pilato’s house. This place, also called the house of the Dukes of Medinaceli, is a mixture of renaissance style and mudejar Spanish. It is adorned with beautiful tiles and well kept gardens. It’s considered the prototype of the Andalusian palace. It was declared a National Monument in 1931. Finally we will know the Palace of the Countess of Lebrija. This palace is from the 16th century and is characterized by its precious collection of Roman mosaics, paraphernalia, columns, amphoras and sculptures of great artistic value. Meeting point: we will pick you up at your hotel, if it is in the city center. Otherwise, at the foot of the Giralda tower. *If for any reason outside the company such as lack of available tickets or closing of any monument, we can not visit any of the monuments included, this will be replaced by any other that is considere
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Private visit to Casa de Pilatos and Casa Salinas

Private visit to Casa de Pilatos and Casa Salinas

The Casa de Pilatos is the richest and most important palace after the Alcazar. Its architecture is the result of a perfect combination of Gothic, Mudejar and Renaissance. We will visit the ground floor and you can discover the interesting history of its founders, admire its architecture, its rich decoration and the magnificent sculpture collection. Casa Salinas is another impressive Sevillian palace, which is still inhabited by its owners. You can admire among other wonders, its main Mudejar courtyard and the Roman mosaic of the backyard.
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Holy Week in Seville

Holy Week in Seville

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The Pilatos Palace is a reference for the Sevillian Holy Week. A palace that tried to make a beauty competition with the Alcazar. We will continue to the district of the Alfalfa. It is a neighborhood with intricate narrow streets since they are part of the historic center. We will arrive to the Salvador’s church, from where several Brotherhoods come out in procesion. It is one of the Holy Week highlights and it is the second largest church in town. It was built on the former Mosque remains, built in the XIIth century. You can check by visiting its courtyard and former minaret. Juan de Mesa and Martínez Montañez are great Andalusian sculptors who contribute to this celebration. *If for any reason outside the company such as lack of available tickets or closing of any monument, we can not visit any of the monuments included, this will be replaced by any other that is considere.
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Sevilla, Art and Tradition: Salvador, Casa Pilatos & Metropol

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Get in touch with the artistic development of the city from Mudejar to present day, covering Renaissance, Baroque and Regionalist and contemporary styles. The monuments to be focused on are The Salvador Church and Pilatos House. Inside the magnificent Salvador Church, former mosque, are displays of some of the best sculptures that take place in the Holy Week processions. Stroll along the heart of Arabic Seville. A section full of life and businesses, where you can buy the best outfits for The April Fair, The Rocio Pilgrimage or any social event. Pilatos house, the second monument to be visited, is a Mudejar style palace also influenced by the Italian Renaissance period. You can also see some of the most avant-garde architecture at the end of the tour known as Las Setas. (the mushrooms) which is inside the Metropol Building. (Not included in the price)
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Unique experience of the World of the Roman Empire in Seville to see among others the maximum decumano of the Roman city
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