Palacio de Lebrija
Historic Building and Museum in Seville
The ‘Lebrija Palace‘ or ‘Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija‘ is a 16th-century mansion museum in central Seville, Spain. The palace is characterized by its collection of art, including Roman mosaics and other antiquities as well as Asian art, paintings by European masters and European decorative arts. The house is filled with Greco-Roman busts, mythological depictions in various forms, and pieces from the Moorish era, China and Persia. The top floor has Arabic, baroque and Spanish rooms, but you will have to join a guided tour to view them.
What to look out for:
- The azulejos of its walls are of the year 1585.
- The Roman mosaics that pave almost the entire ground floor especially the mosaic depicting the god Pan
- The opus sectile work, made up of multi-coloured marbles, that paves the entrance hall.
- Original oils by Van Dyke, Brueghel the Elder, and the school of Murillo
- The collection of well curbs, amphoras, columns and sculptures.
- Range of Roman treasures with mosaics taken from Italica
The History of the Lebrija Palace
Whne built in the 16th century the Palace was a typical Sevillian manor house which was divided into a winter dwelling, located on the top floor, and a summer residence. The palace was remodeled by the Condesa de Lebrija in 1914 in order to house her collection of antiquities.
The interior of the palace is decorated in a palette of architectural styles, with elements such as Moorish arches, Plateresque decoration, tilework retrieved from ruined convent, a coffered ceiling from a 16th-century palace and a Renaissance frieze, while its façade and layout reflect typical Andalusian style. The arches in the patio are in typical Mudejar style, while the tiles are local Triana azulejos from old convents.
Other names of Palacio de Lebrija
The Palacio de Lebrija has the following names: Lebrija Palace, Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija.
Visiting Palacio de Lebrija
10.30am-7.30pm Mon-Fri, 10am-2pm & 4-6pm Sat, to 2pm Sun Sep-Jun, 10am-3pm Mon-Fri, to 2pm Sat Jul & Aug
5€ for the lower floor and 8€ for both floors