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Casa de Pilatos

Plaza Pilatos 1, 41003 Seville, Spain
+34 954 22 52 98
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Beautiful architecture

The house itself is a splendid example of Arab architecture. As other reviewers have noted, it’s... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sherry F
New York City, New York
nearly missed it

this was by far the best of the arabian architecture that we saw, not many people visited it so it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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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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  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“upper floor” (74 reviews)
“guided tour” (110 reviews)
“upstairs tour” (22 reviews)
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Plaza Pilatos 1, 41003 Seville, Spain
+34 954 22 52 98
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The house itself is a splendid example of Arab architecture. As other reviewers have noted, it’s not crowded so you can enjoy it at your leisure. Skip the tour to the second floor - it’s boring and not worth the money. Staff was indifferent,

Thank Sherry F
Reviewed 1 week ago

this was by far the best of the arabian architecture that we saw, not many people visited it so it was very comfortable to wander around. The gardens too wee spectacular

Thank lynden33
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is worth seeing but it is such a pity that you get the feeling you are not wanted there. Customer service is not a priority. We loved the tiles because we had learned so much about them beforehand but both the audio and...More

Thank Susan V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful house with the typical beautiful tiles everywhere! It’s like a mini-Alcázar (ground floor). No student discount, but for 8 euro you can visit the house with a free (very very boring) audio tour. Upper floor is €2 more. You go there with a guide...More

Thank Britt V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Greatest variety of ceramic tiles of 15th and 16th centuries to be seen in one place. Stunning timber ceilings. Carved and gilded but not excessively. Several beautifully maintained courtyard style gardens. Amazing Roman statues and 16th century busts of roman emperors. Private quarters comfortably furnished...More

Thank Hugh1993
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this palace in January. Explored the ground level and garden with the aid of the audio guide. Loved the moorish tile work. The upstairs tour was interesting. However, it felt rushed. The tour guide lacked the personality to make the tour memorable. Beautiful...More

Thank 1WilliamUK
Reviewed 13 January 2018

I was left with more questions than answers after the very rigid tour. If you have time, go but I would not recommend make it a priority in Sevilla

Thank Canadian D
Reviewed 9 January 2018

We hadn't actually heard about this place till our host recommended it and since it was only 5 minutes walk we thought we would have a look. Although the gardens are not the best in January the ceramics are good all year round. After this...More

Thank Cathie P
Reviewed 8 January 2018

There are 4 must see "palaces" open to the public in Seville. Over and above the Alcazar. This is one of them. The visitor numbers appear restricted at any one time, but we only waited a few minutes in a line to get in. And...More

1  Thank DabsScotland
Reviewed 5 January 2018

The palace is interesting but not as beautiful as Las Duenas. The garden is nice. The english speaking audioguide is done by someone who was stressed to give you as much info as possible in a short time span.

Thank Robert_Christophor
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Sijia H
16 December 2015|
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Response from Yvonne1954 | Reviewed this property |
We didn't buy tickets in advance, there wasn't much of a queue. Good luck!