Palacio de las Dueñas – Seville

Palacio de las Dueñas, Seville, Spain | Karoliina Kazi

Palacio de las Dueñas is a beautiful, 15th-century palace with intricate Mudéjar architecture, azulejos, arched patios, and lush gardens of fountains and citrus trees.

You can spend your afternoon here marvelling at the breezy Moorish courtyards and well-kept gardens with their avenues of orange trees.

Walls covered with bougainvillaea.

Palacio de las Dueñas was the favourite home of the world’s most titled noble, the late Duchess de Alba until her death in 2014. Duchess de Alba owned so many palaces and estates that, it is said, she could walk from the north of Spain to the south without taking a step off her own property.

Photo credit: El País

The Duquesa was a colourful personality and a familiar sight around Seville. People absolutely adored her. The palace has a really homelike atmosphere with Duchess de Alba’s family’s paintings, tapestries and family pictures, as well as her personal collection of memorabilia, making it quite a unique experience.

We loved how calm and quiet it was in contrast to the larger tourist attractions in Seville. We had the palace almost all to ourselves and this allowed us to stroll around at our own leisurely pace.

Once you’ve taken in all the corners and little details, you’re just a short walk away from a restaurant you shouldn’t miss when visiting Seville!

Palacio de las Dueñas

Casa Palacio de Las Dueñas, C/ Dueñas, 5, Sevilla 41003  |   (+34) 954 214 828  |  website

El Rinconcillo, Seville, Spain | Karoliina Kazi

El Rinconcillo, Seville’s most historic, and oldest tapas bar, founded in 1670. A place where the original essence of El Rinconcillo have been preserved over the generations; old beams, dusty bottles of Rhum Negrita, hanging jamón and a long wooden bar where the waiters scribble out orders in chalk.

Stay in the bar if you can and order up a cluster of their classic tapas with a glass local wine.

El Rinconcillo

N.40 of Gerona Street, Sevilla  |  (+34) 954223183  |  website

21 Comments

    • 7th February 2018 / 8:19 pm

      I had not heard of her before but couldn’t stop reading and looking at pictures once I did, very interesting personality. Thank you Lara ❤️

  1. 6th February 2018 / 5:56 pm

    Wooooow! Everything looks so beautiful…Whole place, food, sculptures…Great post!

    • 7th February 2018 / 7:55 pm

      Thank you Sonja! I’m so happy you enjoyed it xxx

  2. Jasmin N
    6th February 2018 / 10:02 pm

    Ah what a wonderful place this looks & sounds like! Saw it in your Instagram story and was already like wow. Love the Spanish arcitechture.

    • 7th February 2018 / 8:03 pm

      Thank you Jasmin! Seville really is one good looking city xx

  3. 7th February 2018 / 5:30 am

    Incredible photos. Everything sounds and looks just magical 🙂

  4. helenevlacho
    7th February 2018 / 9:04 am

    You brought summer in our hearts! Amazing photos Karollina! Seville is on my travel bucket list now!

    • 7th February 2018 / 8:17 pm

      That makes me so happy, thank you Helene ❤️ Seville was recently named as the top city to visit in 2018 by Lonely Planet. Fine food, great weather, ancient history: Seville has it all – and in bucket loads, so its no suprise!

  5. thiscurvylife
    8th February 2018 / 4:54 am

    I never knew who this Duchess was. I had seen her before in a magazine. Her palace was exceptional. I love Seville. Some of those tapas look so interesting. I will check it out.

    • 8th February 2018 / 6:13 pm

      Can you imagine living there! She was really blessed to have that palace as her home.

  6. 9th February 2018 / 7:04 am

    Absolutely beautiful! I love the architecture! I will definitely remember this if I ever visit 🙂

  7. 14th February 2018 / 12:09 pm

    Such a beautiful photos and place! Seville is an amazing part of Spain! Love the feeling here! Makes me longing for summer 🙂

    • 14th February 2018 / 9:24 pm

      Thank you Sabine – Happy Valentine’s Day 💕

  8. 14th February 2018 / 11:36 pm

    It’s interesting to see these photos and see how much Miami landscaping and architecture is inspired by Spain. Obviously the real deal is more beautiful and authentic but the vibe feels so familiar. Pretty cool!

  9. 15th February 2018 / 4:41 am

    I thought of you today! We went to the Kansas City Plaza which is inspired by Saville architecture! Now that I’m seeing these photos, I do see the similarities (especially the arches). Thank you for sharing. This is really inspiring me to see for myself one day!

    • 16th February 2018 / 9:38 am

      Hi! That’s amazing – did you take pictures? Send me some if you did – I’ve never been to Kansas City.

  10. 15th February 2018 / 10:42 am

    Cool photos, I love all the greeness and the beautiful architecture! And btw, I miss summer and the sun too bad. Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos and your experiences. 🙂

  11. Zana
    15th February 2018 / 4:17 pm

    These photos are so beautiful! I love Spain and I hope I will visit one day!

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