"CASA DE PILATOS...." Casa de Pilatos Tip by eden_teuling

Casa de Pilatos, Sevilla: 19 reviews and 44 photos

by eden_teuling

The Palace of the Dukes Medinaceli is called Casa de Pilatos because the Holy Week Procession started from here, ending in Cruz del Campo just like Jesus Christ had left the house of Pilate to go to Golgotha.

On the façade can be seen 2 tablets which mark the beginning of the Via Crucis.

The large marble portal was carried out in 1583 by the Italian artist Antonio Maria de Aprile.

The building is in Renaissance style and most of it was by the 2 brothers Aprile together with Bernardino de Bisono.
There are several flowered Gothic elements and Mudejar decorations. The palace is a clear example of the 16th Century style.
The magnificent patio is 25 metres in length and 25 wide!
In the middle is a beasutiful fountain (for more photos go to my TRAVELOGUES..)

There are beautiful statues, a lovely garden and....don't forget to buy a double ticket if you also want to see the first floor where guided tours are given at certain hours. I had one myself and can recommend it to you!

The building is considered one of the most beautiful of SEVILLE and will make you think the the world-famous ALHAMBRA IN GRANADA see my GRANADA/ALHAMBRA PAGE, CLICK HERE...

The House of Pilate also houses an enormous archive that is of historical importance...

Don't forget to take plenty of time to roam the gardens....

Address: Plaza de Pilatos 1
Directions: Barrio de Santa Cruz
Phone: 95 422 52 98
Website: http://www.fundacionmedinaceli.org/monumentos/pilatos

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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