Casa de Pilatos - Marble Entrance Arch

Marble Entrance Arch

The marble Renaissance entrance arch of the palace which dominates the north side of Plaza de Pilatos (the palace's western façade) was designed and manufactured for Don Fadrique in Genoa in 1529; the Italian port city was an important trading partner of Seville. Also look out for the three panels of Jerusalem crosses above the door, recalling Don Fadrique's pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The grand doorway is a symbol of the owner's power and status, and set a trend for imposing entrances in Seville.

Above the arch is a Gothic crest, possibly from another family palace in Bornos (Cadiz). Through this doorway, you enter the ticket office and shop, passing through to the 
main patio. 



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