Fundación Casa Ducal de Medinaceli

Casa de Pilatos

"In the Plaza de Pilatos, the wanderer finds the palace of the Dukes of Medinaceli, or rather of the Dukes of Alcalá, with its mudejar, Gothic and plateresque scrambled together in a very balanced elegance". Camilo José Cela "Primer Viaje Andaluz", 1959.

This palace dates from the last quarter of the 15th century and springs from the union of the Enríquez and Ribera families. As a result of their most conspicuous members' intense relationship with Italy, throughout the 16th century it underwent deep transformations and became the filter through which the new Renaissance forms and tastes were introduced into Seville. Alterations carried out in the mid 19th century in accordance with the romantic taste complete its picturesque appearance, a harmonious blend of mudejar-Gothic, Renaissance and romantic styles.


The Palace of the Adelantados Mayores (governors) of Andalusia, better known as the Casa de Pilatos, was chiefly built between the 15th and 16th centuries. Located in the historical part of Seville's city centre, the successive purchases of houses and sites by the Enríquez de Ribera family...

The flux of this house in its own double meaning of building and lineage, walk almost in paralel with the rise and fall of Seville, in whose history, family and palace played a key role...

Plaza de Pilatos, 1 - 41003 Sevilla - Telf: (+34) 954 22 52 98 - Fax: (+34) 954 21 90 12 -