The heritage of the House of Alba

You can visit this building that has been witness of the course of more than five centuries in a wonderful journey through its gardens, halls and patios steeped in history.

The Palace of Las Dueñas, example of the Sevillian noble architecture, has a huge architectonic value that lies in the mixture of Gothic and Mudejar styles. This building’s main attraction is the combination of the majesty of the building itself, its patios and gardens, and the appealing of the collection of paintings, sculptures, tapestries, furniture and antique objects of an enormous artistic and historical interest that are stored in the palace.

In its origins this building was the house-palace of the Pineda family, lords of Casa Bermeja. At a later time the palace was inherited by Fernando Enríquez de Ribera, 2nd marquis of Villanueva del Río and father of Antonia Enríquez de Ribera, who was married in 1612 to Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, the future 6th Duke of Alba. This palace belongs since then to the House of Alba. Curiously, Antonio Machado was one of the tenants and administrator of the palace. His circumstances made possible in 1875 the birth of one of the main Spanish poets.


My childhood memories are of a patio in Seville, and a bright orchard where a lemon tree ripens..." A. Machado


Opening hours

Summer (April to September) from 10 to 20 h. Last entry and access to the Palace is at 19:15 and will be emptied at 19:50 h. 

Winter (October to March) from 10 to 18 h. Last entry and access to the Palace is at 17:15 and will be emptied at 17:50 h.

Closed on January 1st , January 6th and December 25th. Previous day will be open until 15:00 pm.


General ticket: 10€ 

Tickets for groups: 9€ (groups ≥ 20 people)

Reduced fee: 8€ (children from 6 y 12 years old, disabled and over 65’s. Status proof must be accredited with valid documentation)

Free entry: Children under 6. Official Guides from Monday to Friday except holidays. Working Mondays from 16h until reaching full capacity (The free tickets are only available in ticket office from 4 p.m. the same day of the visit, not being possible the previous reservation).


+34 902 044 226


Calle Dueñas, 5