Casa de Pilatos

Lonely Planet review

The haunting Casa de Pilatos, which is still occupied by the ducal Medinaceli family, is one of the city’s most glorious mansions. It’s a mixture of Mudéjar, Gothic and Renaissance styles, with some beautiful tile work and artesonado . The overall effect is like a poor-man’s Alcázar.

The staircase to the upper floor has the most magnificent tiles in the building, and a great golden artesonado dome above. Visits to the upper floor itself, still partly inhabited by the Medinacelis, are guided. Of interest are the several centuries’ worth of Medinaceli portraits and a small Goya bullfighting painting.