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Casa Pilatos | The largest private palace in Seville

Dating to the late 15th century, Casa Pilatos is a hauntingly beautiful palace in Seville, Spain. Owing to the close relationship of leading family members with Italy, Casa Pilatos went through some profound changes in the 16th century and soon became the conduit through which the Renaissance entered Seville. 

Things to know before booking your tickets to Casa Pilatos

  • Book online and in advance: Booking your tickets for Casa Pilatos online will not only help save time on the day of your visit, but it will also help you plan your visit to the attraction.
  • Guided tours only: To fully understand the historical significance of Casa Pilatos and learn about its splendid architecture, opt for guided tours of the attraction. You can only take a guided tour of the upper floor of the palace. 
  • Multilingual guide: Enjoy exploring and learning about Casa Pilatos with a professional guide who is well-versed in English, Spanish, Italian, and French. 
  • Not accessible for wheelchair users: People with reduced mobility may not be able to explore Casa Pilatos. For additional accessibility information, please refer to your ticket voucher. 

Why visit Casa Pilatos?

Why visit Casa Pilatos?
  • A quintessential Renaissance mansion: Be it the beautiful garden, or its beautiful patio with a well and fountain, Casa Pilatos effortlessly blends into its natural surroundings. Reflective of the humanist architectural style synonymous with the Renaissance period, Casa Pilatos is a quintessential Renaissance mansion.  
  • A harmonious blend of different architectural styles: Though Casa Pilatos is of Morisco or Morrish-Christian origin, its architecture has a different story to tell. From its Renaissance-style entrance to the picturesque Mudejar tiles that grace its main patio and Gothic roof crest, Casa Pilatos is a beautiful amalgamation of different architectural styles. 
  • Home of royalty: Casa Pilatos continues to be partly inhabited by royalty. The palace is still home to the 18th Duchess of Medinaceli and her family. 
  • The Hollywood connection: Throughout its history, Casa Pilatos has been featured in various Hollywood movies such as Kingdom of Heaven and Lawrence of Arabia in 1942. 

What to see at Casa Pilatos?

Marble Entrance Arch
Main Patio
Praetorian Hall
Grand Staircase
Golden Room
Praetor’s Office
Salvador Church
Upper Floors
Marble Entrance Arch

The entrance to Casa Pilatos is from a grand Marble Entrance Arch. Built-in a typical Renaissance style, the arch was designed and created in 1529 by Antonio Maria Aprile for Don Fadrique. The three panels of the Jerusalem cross above the door symbolize Fadrquie’s pilgrimage to the Holy Land. 

Main Patio

With exquisite plaster-decorated arches, the Main Patio of Casa Pilatos is reminiscent of the Mudejar style. The main patio features an open patio surrounded by irregular-sized arches. The wider arches lead to doors whereas the narrower arches are in line with the windows of the Casa. 

Praetorian Hall

The Praetorian Hall of Casa Pilatos was built in the 1530s and was created as a result of the Renaissance-style widening of the courtyard by Don Fadrique. The Hall has retained all its original elements, which include elements such as Mudejar inlaid marquetry windows, and doors. 

Grand Staircase

Marvel at the single grand staircase that leads to the top floor of Casa Pilatos. This staircase was Seville’s first magnificent staircase and represents the ‘double-house’ concept. The staircase acts as a divider that separates the public space of the main patio from the private reception rooms upstairs. 

Golden Room

The Gold Room at Casa Pilatos looks out onto the beautiful gardens of the Casa. The room is decorated with stunning Mudejar tiles, sculptures, and busts. Don’t miss out on the gold coffered ceiling of the room as well. 

Praetor’s Office

The Praetor’s office is an elongated room with square corners on each side. Corresponding to the quadras of the traditional palace, the Praetor’s Office is home to an alfarje coffered ceiling and a small bronze fountain. 

Salvador Church

The Salvador Church is the oldest part of Casa Pilatos. Comprising of Muslim and Christian elements, the church has a wide entrance arch that is finely decorated with Mudejar plasterwork.

Upper Floors

The upper floor of Casa Pilatos is part of the private residence of the Duchess of Medinaceli. You can see beautiful frescoes and paintings from the 16th to the 19th century on the upper floors. However, you can only access the upper floor of Casa Pilatos via a guided tour.

Plan your visit to Casa Pilatos

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  • The mansion has extensive gardens and outdoor areas, so wear comfortable footwear suitable for walking.
  • Seville can be very sunny and warm, especially in the summer. Bring sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun.
  • Carry a water bottle to stay hydrated, especially if you're visiting during the warmer months.
  • Photography is permitted inside Casa Pilatos
  • Casa Pilatos is not accessible for wheelchair users. 
  • Casa Pilatos is located in the historic center of Seville. Consider combining your visit with nearby attractions such as the Seville Cathedral, the Alcazar, or other points of interest.
  • Consider visiting early in the morning or later in the afternoon to avoid large crowds.
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  • El Pinton: El Pinton serves delicious contemporary Spanish cuisine that focuses on Tapas. 
  • La Azotea: La Azotea is a popular spot near Casa Pilatos that is known for its creative tapas and its diverse menu.
  • Bodega Santa Cruz Las Columnas: Enjoy traditional Spanish tapas and delicious wines at the Bodega Santa Cruz Las Columnas restaurant. 
  • Bar Giralda: Located near the Cathedral, Bar Giralda is known for its tapas and Andalusian dishes.

Beyond Casa Pilatos

Seville Cathedral
Real Alcázar de Sevilla
Archivo de Indias

Frequently asked questions about Casa Pilatos

How much is a ticket to Casa Pilatos?

A Casa Pilatos ticket will cost you around €39. 

How to book tickets to Casa Pilatos?

Casa Pilatos tickets can be booked online or offline. However, the best way to book your tickets for the attraction is online. Not only is booking online convenient, but it can also lead to significant cost savings. 

Why should I book Casa Pilatos tickets online?
  • Convenient: You can easily book your tickets online from the comfort of your home or from wherever you are. Online booking also lets you choose a time and day that works best for you. 
  • Cheaper rates: Online tickets are cheaper to buy when compared to directly purchasing tickets from the entrance at the attraction. 
  • Guaranteed entry: Online tickets guarantee your entry to the attraction of the day of your visit. Be it peak season or off-peak season, if you have booked your tickets online you will be able to visit the attraction.
  • Cancellation policy: Online tickets can easily be canceled for a full refund. 
What do Casa Pilatos tickets include?

Casa Pilatos tickets include multilingual guided tours, a professional guide, and entry tickets to both the floors of Casa Pilatos. 

Can I get skip-the-line tickets for Casa Pilatos?

Currently, skip-the-line tickets are not available for Casa Pilatos. 

How do I access Salvador Church?

Your tickets for Casa Pilatos include entry access to Salvador Church. 

What is the cancellation policy for Casa Pilatos?

You can cancel your Casa Pilatos tickets 24 hours before the experience begins for a full refund. 

How long does it take to complete a Casa Pilatos tour?

A tour of Casa Pilatos can easily take you around 1 to 1.5 hours.