The city of Seville has a regal history and nothing shows this off more than the many royal palaces of the city. You can explore their halls and courtyards of these historic buildings.

Many of these casa palacios, or mansions, look quite ordinary from the outside – perhaps as impressive entrance arch, but nothing else to make them out. Inside, you find beautiful arcaded patios with grand stone columns and potted plants.

Seville in a different way its discovering its beautiful palaces. In this post we will try to highlight the ten most spectacular palaces in the city:

Real Alcázar

Baños De María Padilla, Seville
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Alcázar of Seville, is a royal palace in Seville, Spain, built for the Christian king Peter of Castile. It is one of the most important monuments in Seville and one of the oldest palaces in use in the world, therefore it´s a must-visit when you come to Seville.

The palace is not only a place with great historical relevance, as it mixes styles of Muslim, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Romantic art it is also considered one of the most beautiful and curious architectural ensembles in the country.

Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987 receives more than 1 million visits per year.

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Casa Pilatos

The two 16th-century tiled gardens made by Neapolitan Benvenuto Tortello; both gardens suffered renovations in 19th century.
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Casa Pilatos was built in  the late 15th century and is a combination of Italian Renaissance and the Spanish Mudejar style.

During the 16th century, the building received a Renaissance overhaul as a result of the close relationship of leading family members with Italy

Further changes in the mid-19th century to added to its picturesque appearance, a harmonious synthesis of the Gothic-Mudejar, the Renaissance and Romanticism.

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Casa Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija

Azulejos Walls in Palacio Lebrija Sevilla
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The Palace of the Countess of Lebrija is a magnificent 16th century Palace and Museum. It had belonged to different noble families of the city until it was acquired in 1901 by the Countess of Lebrija to house her collection of antiquities

The Palace has an excellent set of Roman mosaics, as well its rooms treasure a multitude of archaeological remains of incalculable historical and artistic value.

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Casa de las Dueñas

Courtyard Palacio De Las Dueñas, Sevilla
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This spectacular palace was built between the 15th and 16th centuries on top of the remains from the monastery of Santa María de las Dueñas.

Since its construction it has always belonged to noble families of Seville until in 1612 that it passed into the hands of the Casa de Alba thanks to the marriage between Antonia Enríquez de Ribera and Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, who would be the VI Duke of Alba.

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Casa de los Pinelo

Casa De Los Pinelos,Seville
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The early 16th century palatial house of the Pinelo is now home to the Royal Academies of Fine Art. The Casa de los Pinelo is modeled on a medieval palace-mansion enriched with Renaissance, and especially Mudejar elements and is built around around 4 courtyards and uncovered areas.

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Palacio de los Marqueses de la Algaba

Palacio De Los Marqueses De La Algaba, Sevilla. Patio
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Commissioned by the Lord of the Algaba in 1474, it is one of Seville’s classic Mudéjar-style palaces. The palace built around a lovely central courtyard.

The palace also houses a small museum showcasing Mudéjar pieces from the 12th to 20th centuries.

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Casa Salinas

Casa Salinas, Seville
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Located in the heart of Seville’s Old Town, Casa Salinas is a 16th-century palace house.
Since the beginning of the 20th century the house was owned by the Salinas family who have restored it to its original appearance.

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San Telmo Palace

Palacio De San Telmo, Seville 2
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The Palace of San Telmo is currently where the Presidency of the Andalusian Government is settled.

Its stunning main façade dates from 1754 and is one of the most famous of Baroque-Churrigueresque architecture.

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Palacio de Villapanés

Main Patio Palacio De Villapanes 3
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The place was built in the 18th century by de Marqués of Torreblanca del Aljarafe. Originally the Place only included the main house, its rooftops and beautiful viewpoints and a garden.

Since December 2009, the building is protected as a Site of Cultural Interest of the city of Seville.

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