It constitutes one of the best example of the noble´s sevillan residence of the 16c. The construction of this building started at the of the 15c, carried out by Don Pedro Enriquez, the mayor of Andalucía and his wife Doña Catalina de Rivera. His son of both, Don Enríquez de Rivera, first marquis of Tarifa, after a trip to Holy Land, Kept on the enlargement of initial part thanks to the annexe houses bought. The successor of this, Per Afán of Ribera, viceroy of Nápoles, gave to the building its distinguished artistic human touch.
The name of the palace has a relation with the trip of Don Fabrique; It was said that the sevillan building copied The prethorium of Poncio Pilatos in Jerusalem, coinciding, therefore, in the 6th season of Vía Crucis-xto, in the prethorium which ended in the cross of the Land, origin of the Holy Week of Seville as collective organization.