"This two-bedroom apartment, the perfect retreat for two or four persons, provides a welcome break from the heat of Seville within a stately 17th century building"
Casa Palacio San José is the result of the careful restoration of a stately 17th century aristocratic building, located next to the convent of Dominican nuns. It is a fabulous example of traditional Andalusian palatial architecture, faithfully restored by Rafael Manzano.
The house welcomes visitors from calle San José 7, through heavy wooden doors and a large wrought-iron gate. An open hallway then leads to the main patio, and on to a furnished, covered sitting area, before entering the house proper through a hallway giving access to the upper floors via a magnificent stairway and lift. Enthusiasts of both architecture and history will delight in the classical structural details, the large arcaded patio with Roman marble columns and fountains, generous terraces with exuberant greenery, and pergolas to keep the environment cool and sheltered.
This two-bedroom home accommodating up to four persons is one of five independent apartments in the building. San José V is accessed directly from the main arcaded patio, an impressive example of Andalusian noble architecture complete with marble columns and fountain, and lush vegetation. Style and a warm welcome awaits our guests.
Once inside, there is an open-plan living and dining area, in which a small kitchen has been cleverly integrated. The décor combines antique and more modern furniture, with colourful textiles adding a bright and cheerful touch. The height of the ceilings, the quality carpentry and marble floors are a constant reminder of the aristocratic nature of the property. All fully equipped, and with modern heating and air conditioning systems.
To the left is a pretty bedroom with a 160 x 200 cm double bed, bedside tables, an antique wooden wardrobe, and a full en-suite bathroom.
The second bedroom has a decorative ceramic mural as a headboard and main feature of the room. There is a large antique wardrobe, bedside tables, an upholstered chair in classical style and en-suite bathroom, providing privacy for guests.
And to top the experience, the terraces of Casa Palacio San José, to be found on the third floor. An oasis of green in the middle of the city, ideal for having breakfast, an evening al fresco with friends, some sunbathing in the solarium, complete with rainfall shower, or impressive views of the many terraces, dormers and bell gables of the Jewish district. The third floor also houses the shared laundry room, with washing machine and dryer. The apartments have hanging racks which are stored in the kitchens.
Located in the very heart of the city, just 5 minutes’ walk to the Cathedral and the Giralda, next to the Madre de Dios convent, Casa Palacio San José is a stunning property over three floors, with an area of more than 1000 square metres. A stately home dating back to the 17th century, stunningly renovated by Rafael Manzano, one of the most influential classical architects of our time. Manzano was responsible, amongst other significant projects, for conserving and restoring Seville’s Royal Palace complex and the Alfonso XIII hotel, and he has managed to return this palace house to its original splendour, whilst providing it with all the conveniences and systems required today.
Staying in Casa Palacio San José will enable you to enjoy all the charm of Seville’s historical and cultural heritage, as well as its shopping and leisure opportunities. The historical centre and the Cathedral, the Murillo Gardens, or the very heart of the Barrio de Santa Cruz are just a few minutes’ walk away, along a route filled with visual, culinary and cultural delights.
Casa Palacio San José houses five separate, independent apartments: San José I, San José II, San José III, San José IV, and San José V, together accommodating up to 22 guests in total comfort. Why not book the whole building if travelling with a large group? Get in touch, and let us know what you need.