Marquesa de Tenorio Palace
9 bedrooms, sleeps 18 guests / events
Located in Seville (View map)
The Palace is located in the well-known Sevillian neighborhood of Santa Cruz. This magnificent 13th century building was originally part of the Alcazar (Royal Palace). Nowadays, it is an independent residence whose colorful patio is one of the most admired sights in Seville. The laid back roof terrace with its spectacular views over the surrounding area offer the perfect place to relax with an aperitif.
The medieval façade shows a sculpture of the American writer Washington Irving, who lived within these walls while he wrote his most famous work “Tales from the Alhambra”.
From the different rooms and terraces of the palace, the guests will enjoy the unequalled views of the Alcazar gardens, full of soaring palm trees and the geometric parterres. Today, the palace is one of the properties of the Marchioness of Tenorio, granddaughter of Duke of Peñaranda, nephew of Eugenie de Montijo, Empress of France.
This palace was been carefully restored by Hernando, the current owner, in 2003, and today offers all kinds of modern conveniences without losing the ambiance of a private residence. It is important to understand that the Marquesa de Tenorio Palace is not a hotel but an aristocratic residence, furnished with antique furniture, pictures, silver, personal objects, and an important collection of contemporary paintings.