Casa de la Pilatos Seville Spain

By Abi King | Europe

Oct 23


Casa de la Pilatos Seville Spain

Main Courtyard, Casa de la Pilatos, Seville

Deep in those narrow, atmospheric streets of old Seville, lives the Casa de la Pilatos. Nothing to do with Pontius Pilate (according to some but not all sources), this is the family home of one of the oldest and most respected families in Seville.

With royal connections, plenty of cash and education (even for the women), the family have spent the last five hundred years or so building and tending to this house that to foreigners seems more like a palace.

Mudejar Architecture, Seville

Downstairs features engraved walls, intricate tiles with luminous colours and a central, soothing fountain. Upstairs houses a lot of very important paintings in that sort of darkish brown that usually sends me to sleep.

Casa de la Pilatos Gardens

The gardens, however, showcase the best of Andalucia.Finally, it’s also soothing to realise that I’m not the only one in love with taking photos…


About the Author

Abigail King is a writer and photographer who swapped a career as a doctor for a life on the road. Now published by Lonely Planet, the BBC, CNN, National Geographic Traveler & more, she feels most at home experimenting here: covering unusual journeys, thoughtful travel and luxury on

Jen Laceda October 23, 2010

What a beautiful place! Last time I was in Seville was ’96 and I’m not even sure I knew about this place. Did you use your Sony camera? I use a Canon G11 when I am too lazy to carry my bulky 5D dlsr :)

Anna October 23, 2010

Great photos. Your new camera sounds like a good one. My husband takes most of our photos but I’m learning!

Evelyn October 23, 2010

I have been to this Casa before. The story I was told that a very good friend of Pilatos built this house in a replica of Pilato casa in Rome. There is a reenactment at Easter where the soldiers knock on the doors 3 times for Pilot. It is a very beautiful place. I love Spain.

    Abi King November 3, 2010

    Ah…Chinese Pilatos whispers, then.

wandering educators October 25, 2010

what beautiful photos! you sure are doing a great job with the new camera! the detail is incredible.

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