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Casa de Pilatos Review

This palace was built in the first half of the 16th century by the dukes of Tarifa, ancestors of the present owner, the Duke of Medinaceli. It's known as Pilate's House because Don Fadrique, first marquis of Tarifa, allegedly modeled it on Pontius Pilate's house in Jerusalem, where he had gone on a pilgrimage in 1518. With its fine patio and superb azulejo decorations, the palace is a beautiful blend of Spanish Mudejar and Renaissance architecture; it's considered a prototype of an Andalusian mansion. The upstairs apartments, which you can see on a guided tour, have frescoes, paintings, and antique furniture. Admission prices include an audio guide in English.

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  • Address: Pl. de Pilatos 1, Barrio de Santa Cruz, Seville, 41004 | Map It
  • Phone: 954/225298
  • Cost: €6 first floor only; €8 both floors
  • Hours: Daily 9–6
  • Location: Barrio de Santa Cruz
Updated: 06-18-2013

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