PLAZA DE ESPANA

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Opening Times: Open 24 hours

Excursion Details:
  • The Plaza de España is a plaza in the Parque de María Luisa, in Seville, built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929. It is a landmark example of the Regionalism Architecture, mixing elements of the Renaissance Revival and Moorish Revival styles of Spanish architecture.
  • Today the Plaza de España mainly consists of Government buildings. The Plaza’s tiled Alcoves of the Provinces are backdrops for visitors’ portrait photographs. Towards the end of the park, the grandest mansions from the fair have been adapted as museums. The farthest contains the city’s archaeology collections. The main exhibits are Roman mosaics and artefacts from nearby Italica.
  • The main attraction is the imposing half-circle structure made up of pavilions and galleries and towers, all surrounded by a moat with bridges connecting it to the giant square and fountain on the other side.
  • Designed in the Art Deco style, the Plaza de España has that same Spanish flair we’d seen everywhere else in Seville – lots of bright colors, bold geometric shapes, and lavish embellishments.
  • Each of the alcoves is colourfully decorated with painted tiles depicting scenes from that area’s history and a map of the region on the ground below.
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