History of the Palace

The luxury of staying in an 18th century Seville palace

Palacio de Villapanés is a remodelled 18th century palace that combines traditional nobility and contemporary pleasure. Former home of Admiral López-Pintado, it is one of the most authentic accommodations in Seville, and its historical details rub shoulders with international design pieces by GCA Arquitectos and Patricia Urquiola.

Admiral López-Pintado was one of the most important personalities in the history of Andalusia who would end up holding the title of Marquis of Torre Blanca de Aljarafe and was a Lieutenant General of the Navy, landowner, businessman, breeder, winemaker, art collector and lover of good food.

— The Palace has been protected as an Asset of Interest to the city of Seville since 2009.

The palace was designed by Diego Antonio Díaz, maestro mayor of the archbishopric and possibly the most innovative architect of the time, who built it around 1729. The original construction, a two-storey building with double-arched bay windows on columns, follows the typological scheme of the Sevillian courtyard house with a long façade bay that includes the entrance hall and the coach houses and others that are arranged around the central courtyard and the rear garden. Since December 2009, the Palace of Villapanés has been protected as an Asset of Interest of the city of Seville, as it is considered one of the main Baroque manifestations of the 18th century and preserves most of its original architectural elements.

From its monumental entrance, with marble columns and a charming courtyard, this five-star hotel allows you to recreate and experience Andalusian hospitality through different eras, and is the best base of operations to discover the traditions of Seville and enjoy the treasures of the city, with its location just a few steps from the historic Santa Cruz quarter.

Its 50 spacious rooms, with palatial vibes and state-of-the-art comfort, offer views over the city or a magnificent courtyard. The gastronomy is provided by chef Jorge Cortés in the magnificent Los Rincones del Marqués restaurant, which offers one hundred percent Andalusian and Mediterranean cuisine in different settings such as el patio de los naranjos or the restaurant, not forgetting the views from its privileged rooftop terrace with a small pool or its wellness area, which allows guests to relax in the sauna, Turkish bath, receive a massage in a cabin or exercise in its modern gym with Kinesis equipment and Technogym mauinaria.


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