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La Casa de Pilatos (Pilate's House) is an Andalusian palace in Seville, Spain, which serves as the permanent residence of the Dukes of Medinaceli. The building is a mixture of Italian Renaissance and Spanish Mudéjar styles. It is considered the prototype of the Andalusian palace.
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Nice place, halfway maintained. Totally ignore or refuse to pay for the audio tour devices. They are useless and provide lots of extra information that unless you are really knowledgeable on Seville history and architecture, you won't be able to follow along. The entire first floor has reproductions of works of art that just killed the experience for me, Especially because you can tell they aren't originals. Why pay full price for something they printed out from a computer. Second floor actually has originals and they are interesting pieces, but pictures are forbidden and the lighting on the second floor is abysmal and impedes actually viewing the pieces of the family owned private collection. For 10 Euros, it wasn't the worst place I've been, but there were too many small details and small things that ruined the overall grandness and beauty of this place.
Well worth a visit, though can be tricky to find. Bone up before you visit or you may miss some interesting facts. Downstairs you can wonder about, upstairs is a guided tour. The architecture is fantastic.
The place was beautiful but pricey for the size of the place (€8 for one floor, €10 for both floors) compared to other attractions around. Audio guide was provided but so terribly boring and provides way too much information. Great if you want to know more 16-17th century history though.
The guided visit is for the second floor with the rooms. Our guide would make a really good soccer narrator provided it was on radio because he possesses the charisma of a dead bird. The words came out so fast that I think I could make the entire tour walking while he recited the Iliad, backwards. Other than that the palace is nice if you like seen mixed architecture and the lifestyle of ancient rich people.
I read a lot of griping in other reviews, but the quality of the tiles, stucco and stone work is excellent, and if one slows down and looks at the details it is very nice. But if one is just here just to see big and impressive stuff, stay in the cathedral.
Could be my favourite building in this world. A compact, highly rich decorated palace/house. It's a building that makes me silence, just to absorb everything in admiration. Money very well spend. Personal opinion is that this building is a must-see during a visit in Sevilla. But skip it if you are not interested in decoration details.
Very interesting private house that was modeled by the owner on styles copied from the Alcazar (rich man's palace envy?). Well worth a visit especially early on before the tour crowds are out.
Not as grandeur as the Royal Alcazar of Seville for sure, but the place has it's own delicacy. The audio guide is bad though, it rambles on about lots of unfamiliar information that quickly bored us. Unless you have a deep understanding of the local history it's pretty difficult to grasp what's the guide is talking about. The upper floor guided tour is quite good as it shows some private art collection, worth paying for. In general the place is ok considering the ticket is €10 only
A very beautiful building with stunning grounds. If you get the chance, pay for the additional 'apartments tour and get taken upstairs to see the accommodations. Informative tour staff speaking and fluent in several languages.
Tour Guides are not kind at all. But it is worthy to visit. Palace contiains of roman style architecture and 16 century of french architecture.
I don't think it's worth the time to visit. The upper floor tours shows 4 rooms surrounding the courtyard but not really interesting. The lower rooms are just empty rooms - but with a nice garden :) Other 'casas' are more interesting.
Quite small, some areas are closed of to the public. Visiting the ground floor is 8 euros, same as the villa of the duchess of Alba which is much more beautiful, is dressed with furniture and is a lot larger. If you're interested in just visititing 1 villa in Sevilla, don't go to this one.
I think this is just as important to see as the cathedral, although the top floor visit (extra 2 euros) was kind of OK but not worth it.
Doesn't worth 1 EUR. The house is emtpy, all the gardens are locked to visitors and basically you just walk around inside the lower level of the empty building. Staff is just waiting to go home.. they were quite unpleasant. One positive bit, the outside flower garden is stunning (even seen from outside due to being a lockout area). Prepare to wait in queue for 30min off-peak for nothing. Keep away
The place is deteriorated, it's supposed to be a palace like the Alcázar but there is no comparison everything looks really bad, damaged and deteriorated. The recorded tour guide explanations are extremely long! You will find your self in a middle of a 2x2 room listening to 15 minutes explanations about the wall in terms that common people don't use ..so after listening to the tour I ended knowing nothing about the room anyway..
Nicely decorated palace with several gardens. Unfortunately there was some work in progress in the main garden. You can buy an audio tour ar the reception.
It was a nice place to visit, a shame we couldn't take pictures of the different chambers we visited and their paintings. But it was really nice to know the story behind them.
A very good place to visit, recommend it if you like too see something different, the tiles and history of the place makes it a obligatory stop
It isn't the Alcazar, but surely is a great place to discover even after the main monuments in Seville. I recommend the visit of the upper chambers. The guide has an automated recital which is a bit annoying. Put some fun and diversity in your work always helps.
With over 100 different types of tile art, how could you not love this view!? We were lucky enough to have a tour guide tell us all about the history of this beautiful place!
A must see in Sevilla, beautiful mosaics, interesting architecture. The guided tour to the upper floor led by one of the museum's cashiers covers most of the houses changes mixed with the country's history. It also has a typically spanish garden.