Andalusia: Palace of the Countess of Lebrija
by Sandra Vallaure,www.seville-traveller.com
A 'hidden gem' of Sevilla is The Palace of the Countess of Lebrija which boasts one of the most complete and astonishing collections of Roman mosaics of the Andalusian region and, I would even dare to say, of Spain. One of the few mansions that can be visited in Seville, this wonderful palace is organized around a main courtyard, with a couple of small patios behind and an upper floor that the family uses from time to time. You can choose to visit only the ground floor or both the ground and upper floors. It’s not worth buying the Complete House ticket – the upper floor is stuffed with objects and furniture that the Countess gathered while travelling around the world but, except for a couple of paintings (a Van Dyck in pretty bad shape and a Sorolla), the rest is not as interesting. The guided tour lasts half an hour.