Casa de Pilatos, Seville
Some 500m/550yd east of San Salvador by way of Calle de Aguilas, in the Plaza de Pilatos, is the 16th century Casa de Pilatos, built by Moorish and Christian architects, which is popularly believed to be a copy of Pilate's house in Jerusalem. It shows a charming variant of the Mudéjar style, modified by Gothic and Renaissance features. The house is laid out round a beautiful patio decorated with azulejos and pieces of antique sculpture. The interior is also in Mudéjar style. Particularly fine are the Salón Dorado (Golden Room), with faience decoration and a coffered ceiling, the Grand Staircase and the private chapel. A number of rooms are occupied by a museum of Roman sculpture.
Casa de Pilatos Map
Address: Plaza de Pilatos 1, Spain
Opening hours: 9am-7pm
Entrance fee: Adult Admission Cost, Grounds / gardens only around attraction Discount
Useful tips: Photography prohibited.
Disability Access: Partial facilities for persons with disabilities.
From the Plaza de Pilatos in Seville, Calle de Caballerizas runs northwest past the twin-towered Baroque church of San Ildefonso. Beyond this Calle de los Descalzos continues into the long Plaza del Cristo de Burgos, on the northwest side of which is the Gothic church of San Pedro (14th century), with a beautiful Mudéjar tower. Velázquez was baptized in this church.
A little way east of San Pedro is the church of Santa Catalina, with a tower which was originally the minaret of a mosque.
Palacio de las Dueñas
From Santa Catalina, Calle Gerona runs northwest to Seville's 15th century Palacio de las Dueñas, which has a beautiful Mudéjar-style patio.
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