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Read about my family's night with "Walks of Madrid"

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Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija.
This amazing palace has only been open to the public on a regular basis since July 2003.
Seville's main sights:
Seville Home
The Cathedral and Giralda Tower
The Royal Alcazares
Palaces - House of Pilate, House of Lebrija
Museo de Bellas Artes
Bullfighting Ring
Torre del Oro
Plaza de Espana
Plaza de Americas - Archaeological Museum, Museum of Popular Art and Traditions.
Seville Patios/Court Yards
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Santa Cruz district, Plaza Virgen
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Old city wall
Shopping in Seville

Bibliography for Sivilla Pages.

Official web site of Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija - Has a lot of information, includes a niffty virtual visit of the top floor (a place I wasn't allowed to photograph).

Located at C/Cuna,8 (No. 8 Cuna Street)

Seville is a stop on the Al-Andalus train tour - a classic, luxury train tour of southern Spain


The Central Patio contains a Roman mosaic with the center containing an image of the Roman God Pam.

The only place I know of in Spain where you can walk on real Roman mosaics.

This palace dates back to the 1400's A.D., but it was completely rebuilt in the 1500's.
The mosaic floors were not placed here by the Romans but by the Countess of Lebrija (Da Regla Manjon Mergelina). Around 1900, about the same time the countess decided it was time to redo the family palace; the Roman City of Italica was discovered.

The Octagonal Room, (eight-sided room) - the Italica mosaic here, installed in 1901, was the first to be placed in the palace.

With an interest in archaeology, the countess made adjustments to some rooms of the palace in order to fit in a few of the newly discovered Italica mosaics.

The palace is part house and part museum. Tiles from abandoned convents adorn some rooms; chests of artifacts dominate others. If I understood the guide correctly, except for maintenance renovation, the house has been left (including furnishings) in the state the countess left it.


Closer view of the Central Patio mosaic.
There are two floors to the palace. The airy ground floor was used during the summer, while the top floor would have been where the countess lived during the winter. Today, an extra fee is charged for a tour of the top floor.


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Information on this page is from my October 2003 visit to Spain.