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