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Palace-House of Los Pinelos


The House of Los Pinelos was built in the first third of the 16th century by the canon of the cathedral, Diego Pinelo, a descendant of rich Genoese merchants living in Seville. 

The House of Los Pinelos is made according to the usual model of medieval palace-houses, garnished with Renaissance and, above all, Mudejar elements, which can also be seen in other Sevillian buildings from the same period, such as the Casa de Pilatos or the Palacio de las Dueñas. It is arranged around four open areas: the hallway, the courtyard, around which the halls and main rooms of the house are arranged, the back garden, which, like the first two, has galleries, fountains and other decorations, and a fourth, a simpler and smaller courtyard.

The main façade consists of two floors topped by a viewpoint with a Gothic-style parapet and semicircular arches on columns. The doorway is arranged in two sections, the lower of which is made of stone and has a simple linteled opening with voussoirs, as a reminder of the original doorway, on which the second section rests, formed by a balcony with a wrought-iron parapet, a rectangular opening and a marble awning.

It is also noteworthy the library, where the Mudejar coffered ceiling and the Assembly Hall, which is a rectangular room of great size with a magnificent ceiling, stand out.

It currently houses the Royal Academy of Literature and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Seville. Its origins lie in the Painting Academy created by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Francisco de Herrera el Mozo, Juan de Valdés Leal and other artists of the time in the Lonja de Sevilla in order to promote the teaching of fine arts.


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