The house of Pilatos is one of the most attractive Andalusian palaces for tourists. Its spaces, details and interesting history have turned it into a cultural offer difficult to ignore. If it catches your attention, keep reading because we will tell you all the secrets of this Historical Heritage of Spain, located in Seville, that you have to visit at least once in your life.
At the end of the 15th century, the Adelantado de Andalucía, Don Pedro Enríquez de Quiñones ordered the construction of the palace. However, after his death, it was his wife Catalina de Ribera who completed the project, and later his son Fadrique Enriquez and his grandson expanded and decorated the place.
The house of Pilate is so named after Fadrique Enriquez traveled to Jerusalem in 1519, and realized that between the original house of Pontius Pilate and Golgotha there was the same distance as between the palace and the Cruz del Campo. When he returned he baptized the place and traced a Via Crucis with 12 stations -existing today- that were the germ of Holy Week in Seville during the 16th century.
This palace combines Mudejar and Renaissance styles. Those who know it describe it as a special space with perfect light and gardens that take anyone’s breath away. A reference to the architecture of the sixteenth century. It also has a small chapel full of relics, stories and images, such as one that was found in Roman catacombs.
In addition, La casa de Pilatos is full of works, product of the great fortune inherited by the grandson of Pedro Enríquez de Quiñones, who invested in sculptures. In the main courtyard is the Pallas Athena, the Diana hunter, the bust of Marcus Aurelius; in the rooms you can find a series of paintings by Francisco de Goya and the frescoes of the apotheosis of Hercules by Francisco Pacheco.
As we already mentioned, this is one of the favorite spots for those who visit Seville, but also for some filmmakers, as it has been the setting for Hollywood feature films such as The Conquest of Paradise, Don Quixote, Lawrence of Arabia, 1942 and The Kingdom of Heaven Night and Day.
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