Casa de Pilatos

Museums in Seville - Casa de Pilatos - Seville, Spain | Karoliina Kazi

Having explored much of the city, discovering beautiful buildings, cafes and restaurants along the way, our final morning in Seville was spent soaking up some history and culture. Which, we found in the nearby Casa de Pilatos.

Museums in Seville - Casa de Pilatos - Seville, Spain | Karoliina Kazi

Casa de Pilatos is one of the most beautiful examples of Andalusian palaces with its impressive architecture, precious tilework and well-kept gardens that you will instantly love!

Museums in Seville - Casa de Pilatos - Seville, Spain | Karoliina Kazi

Originally dating to the late 15th century, the palace is a wonderful fusion of Mudéjar, Gothic and Renaissance architecture with intricate stucco carvings, Spanish-Islamic arches and kaleidoscopically tiled walls.

Museums in Seville - Casa de Pilatos - Seville, Spain | Karoliina Kazi

There are around 150 different azulejos designs throughout the palace making it one of the largest collections in the world. You’ll see the palace walls covered with colourful patterns of interlocking geometric and floral motifs.

Museums in Seville - Casa de Pilatos - Seville, Spain | Karoliina Kazi

The palace courtyard, Patio Principal, is guarded by life-size antique statues and twenty-five busts of Roman Emperors and Spanish Kings.

Museums in Seville - Casa de Pilatos - Seville, Spain | Karoliina KaziMuseums in Seville - Casa de Pilatos - Seville, Spain | Karoliina Kazi

Have a seat among them and take in all the little details.

Museums in Seville - Casa de Pilatos - Seville, Spain | Karoliina Kazi

The gardens are as lush as they are enchanting; fountains, plenty of greenery, palms and orange trees, bougainvillaea and wisteria outlined by the colourful azulejos tiles which are considered to be among the finest in Seville. The palace has two gardens, simply known as the large and small garden.

Museums in Seville - Casa de Pilatos - Seville, Spain | Karoliina KaziMuseums in Seville - Casa de Pilatos - Seville, Spain | Karoliina Kazi

Museums in Seville - Casa de Pilatos - Seville, Spain | Karoliina Kazi

Museums in Seville - Casa de Pilatos - Seville, Spain | Karoliina KaziMuseums in Seville - Casa de Pilatos - Seville, Spain | Karoliina KaziMuseums in Seville - Casa de Pilatos - Seville, Spain | Karoliina Kazi

Moving between spaces has been planned harmoniously, even when you are indoors, you get glimpses out to the green gardens. 

Museums in Seville - Casa de Pilatos - Seville, Spain | Karoliina KaziMuseums in Seville - Casa de Pilatos - Seville, Spain | Karoliina Kazi

Museums in Seville - Casa de Pilatos - Seville, Spain | Karoliina Kazi

And finally, this grand staircase is considered one of the most magnificent in all of Seville. Decorated with the finest tiles and above you, a stunning Mujedar honeycomb ceiling. Visits to the upper floors, still partially inhabited by the Medinacelis, are always guided.

Museums in Seville - Casa de Pilatos - Seville, Spain | Karoliina Kazi

Museums in Seville - Casa de Pilatos - Seville, Spain | Karoliina KaziMuseums in Seville - Casa de Pilatos - Seville, Spain | Karoliina Kazi

Casa de Pilatos is not within the usual tourist circuits so you can wander in peace and take your sweet time.

CASA DE PILATOS

Plaza Pilatos 1, 41003 Seville, Spain  |  +34 954 22 52 98  |  website

20 Comments

    • 19th February 2018 / 7:52 pm

      Thank you, I’m so glad you are enjoying the posts! Have a lovely week 💗

  1. Jasmin N
    19th February 2018 / 8:47 pm

    I love the fact that this place isn’t crowded! Can’t stand crowded places haha. It’s gorgeous, just absolutely beautiful. I have no words.

    • 19th February 2018 / 11:09 pm

      We looked up these spots in Seville that weren’t the busiest but still absolutely gorgeous and I’m really happy with the choices we made.

      • Jasmin N
        20th February 2018 / 9:05 pm

        Ah that was an amazing choice! And it makes great pictures when the place is not that crowded haha 🙂

        • 21st February 2018 / 8:59 am

          That’s true, makes photography so much easier! Yesterday for example, I was trying to get a shot of one of those Anya Hindmarch’s chubby hearts in Covent Garden and ended up just with a quick snap because there was always someone posing with the heart ❣

  2. 20th February 2018 / 6:04 am

    It looks so serene! I can definitely say you’ve inspired me to put Seville on my bucket list!

  3. 20th February 2018 / 7:20 am

    Oh wow, the amount of detail is crazy! I’ve always loved how the architecture was hundreds of year ago, so detailed, so high quality and the buildings really last there almost forever. Your posts have really made me want to go explore Seville!

    • 21st February 2018 / 10:40 pm

      So, so happy to hear that Nora! I’m sure you would love Seville!

  4. 20th February 2018 / 8:22 pm

    Another great Seville post! I love that you got to see some artists in action. My wanderlust instincts are on OVERDRIVE! haha<3

    • 21st February 2018 / 8:56 am

      Thank you Beth 😘 I know, it was incredible so I just had to ask if I could take a picture 🙂

  5. Whitney Roberts-Kutch
    21st February 2018 / 2:45 am

    Wow!!! Its amazing to look this great for it being 15th Century!! Absolutely beautiful!!

    • 21st February 2018 / 10:41 pm

      Isn’t incredible how well buildings and all the little details last with time when they are built so well and looked after.

  6. helenevlacho
    21st February 2018 / 9:45 am

    Another amazing post! And so beautiful photos! This place worth a visit for sure!

  7. 23rd February 2018 / 1:14 pm

    Those photos are stunning! So easy to pin them right away on Pinterest. How did you do this? Is there an easy plugin for that?

    • 23rd February 2018 / 8:00 pm

      Hi Sabine – thank you, that’s so sweet! I edit my photos on Lightroom. xx

  8. 25th February 2018 / 11:40 pm

    The pictures are so Lovely. Taking in All This awesomeness must have felt surreal.

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