Casa Salinas de Seville
Palace in Seville
La Casa de Salinas is a 16th Palace located in the historic Old Town of Seville, Spain. It is located close to the Cathedral, the Royal Alcázar and the Archivo de Indias museum.
What you will see at Casa Salinas
The building has a very simple façade. The main door is flat and allows access to a hall-stop paved with stone slabs from Tarifa. You then enter a double-height main courtyard which is surrounded by marble columns that form semicircular arches, which are adorned with beautiful 16th-century plasterwork.
The walls are covered with tiles manufactured in Triana in the 16th century. In a second interior patio there is a beautiful mosaic from the 2nd century dedicated to Bacchus from the Roman city of Itálica. Overlooking this you can see the image of the Virgen de los Remedios which had been moved from the old Convent of Los Remedios in Seville. The upper floor has different stained glass windows made by a Cartuja de Sevilla-Pickman.
Around the main patio are the rooms of the house and the staircase that connects the two floors. In this type of buildings it was customary to use the rooms on the lower floor in summer because they are cooler and those on the upper floor in winter. It therefore has a summer dining room and a winter dining room.
Like several other city palaces (Casa de Pilatos, Palacio de Lebrija and Palacio de las Dueñas), it’s privately owned, with the family still in residence, hence visits are by guided tour only.
History of Casa Salinas, Seville
The original building was built in 1577 by Baltasar de Jaén, and was his main residence for his family until the 19th century. Since 1843, the building had been a Masonic lodge, workshop and school.
It has been in the possession of the Salinas family since 1930 and the family has sympathetically restored the palace to its original appearance.
Visiting Casa Salinas de Seville
10am-6pm Mon-Fri mid-Oct–mid-Jun, to 2pm mid-Jun–mid-Oct