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Casa de Pilatos

Casa de Pilatos: Our most recommended tours and activities

Seville: Casa de Pilatos Ground Floor Entry Ticket

1. Seville: Casa de Pilatos Ground Floor Entry Ticket

Explore the 15th Century Casa de Pilatos and marvel at the impressive sculptures, tiles, and architecture created by the Enríquez de Ribera family. Walk around the drawing rooms, courtyards, and gardens, and see how it became the biggest private residence in Seville at the time. Enter the palace through the detailed Renaissance-style marble gate. Admire the 24 busts of Roman emperors and the fountains in the typical Andalusian courtyard. See busts of Emperor Hadrian, Aphrodite, and Apollo, the god of music, poetry, and art. View the war ornaments of Pallas Pacifera, including a shield and helmet carved from stone. Visit the Chapel of Flagellation, the oldest part of the palace with an ornate basket-handle arch and the crossover between Christian and Islamic styles with Mudejar-Gothic and Renaissance architecture. Take in the vibrant traditional glazed tiling featured throughout the palace. Learn about how the palace introduced the Renaissance style to Seville. Continue to the Salón del Pretorio to appreciate the intricate coffered ceiling decorated with ornamental bows.

Seville: Salvador Church, Casa Pilatos, and Metropol Tour

2. Seville: Salvador Church, Casa Pilatos, and Metropol Tour

Get an understanding of 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, a former mosque, are displays of some of the best sculptures of the Holy Week processions. Stroll inside the heart of Arabic Seville, an area 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 Seville's most avant-garde architecture at the end of the tour. Enter the Metropol Building and see what is known as Las Setas (the mushrooms).

Seville: Historical Walking Tour with Wine and Tapas

3. Seville: Historical Walking Tour with Wine and Tapas

The Mudejar architectural style refers to the construction of an art element by citizens who still use Arabic techniques in a Christian world. As you walk around seeking examples of the movement, your professional guide will shed light on the historical significance of each one. The first stop is Santa Catalina Church, a recently renovated ancient mosque turned Mudejar in the 13th-14th centuries. Walk along Feria Street and enjoy a interesting sensation as you are placed between three worlds: the Middle Ages, the 19th, and the 20th century. Explore La Alameda, one of the first leisure promenades in Spain and a great place to stop for a tapa and to try some different wines in the sun. Right after, visit three marvelous examples of Mudejar architecture: Omniun Sactorum, San Marcos, and Santa Marina. Continue to Los Marqueses de la Algaba Church and the ancient Family House. At this point, you'll have the chance to sample another tapa; nearby the church is a medieval market full of cute tiny taverns serving a wide range of wines. Visit the historical neighborhood, San Gil, and walk around the city's oldest Roman wall, La Macarena. Here, your guide will explain some of Seville's most intriguing legends and share glasses of orange wine. Return to the meeting point to conclude the tour, or continue sightseeing on your own.

Self-Guided Walking Tour with Audio Guide in Seville North

4. Self-Guided Walking Tour with Audio Guide in Seville North

Explore the beautiful North of Seville at your own pace. This self-guided audio tour will take you to all the well-known spots and undiscovered gems of North Seville. The audio guide will tell you all the historical and current ins and outs of each place. Seville is the capital of Andalusia and is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Spain. This city is rich in history due to influences of the Moors from the eighth century, due to many Catholic cathedrals and churches and because of the fact that Seville was the home of the Spanish Silver Fleet for a long time. The most beautiful sights are carefully listed for you during this audio tour. For example, in the north of Seville you will discover the Ayuntamiento de Sevilla, Metropol Parasol, Casa de Pilatos and Iglesia Colegial del Divino Salvador. Moreover, you will walk past the oldest bar in Seville and who knows, you might find out the traditional recipe in one of the most representative and accessible monasteries in the city. Will you go out and feel the Andalusian atmosphere? Go on a journey of discovery with your self-guided audio tour and get to know North Seville and its history in a unique way.

Private Tour of SevilleJewish Quarter and Plaza España

5. Private Tour of SevilleJewish Quarter and Plaza España

We will start our tour in the heart of the Jewish Quarter of Seville. This quarter is one of the oldest places in the city. Also, it has a rich history dating back to Roman times. Along our walk, we will visit sites such as the Seville Synagogue, the Casa de Pilatos and the impressive Seville Cathedral. During the tour, your expert guide will tell you about the history and culture of the Jewish community in Seville and how they have integrated into Spanish society over the centuries. You will discover fascinating stories about influential characters and historical events that have shaped the neighbourhood. We will continue our tour to the impressive Plaza de España. This square is one of the most emblematic places in Seville and boasts impressive architecture and unique ornamental details. It was built for the 1929 Ibero-American Exposition and is an example of the rich Spanish Renaissance architecture. As we walk around the square, your guide will show you the most fascinating details of the architecture and the history behind the square. You will be able to admire the ceramic details on the walls and hear stories about the events held there. Overall, this 3-hour private tour is a unique opportunity to explore Seville’s Jewish quarter and the impressive Plaza España with an expert guide who will provide you with detailed and fascinating information about the history and culture of the city.

Holy Week in Seville

6. Holy Week in Seville

Without a single doubt, the Pilatos Palace is a reference for the Sevillian Holy Week. A palace that tried to make a beauty competition with the Alcazar. According to the legend don Fadrique, one of the palace owner’s in the XVIth century, was the one who started a Via Crucis to the Cruz del Campo. Then you will continue to the district of the Alfalafa in order to reach the Salvador’s church, one of the Holy Week highlights. It’s the second largest church in town, built on the former Mosque remains, but in the XIIth century, as you can check by visiting its courtyard and former minaret.

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What people are saying about Casa de Pilatos

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 280 reviews

A very beautiful little private palace which has nothing to envy to the Alcazar. A very good audio guide. Extra 5€ needed for the guided tour of the upper floor (private) but it was worth it. The French guide was great fun.

Magnificent views of tiles and historical sights. Truly a rich in history location. Audio guide has helped with understanding the significance of each monumental pieces

Interesting museum, lots to see! Highly recommended for first-time visitors!

Great visit which may fall off your radar, but definitely worth a visit

Don't miss this much over looked jem when you visit Seville.