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Plaza de España – A Timeless Square in Sevilla

Plaza de España in Sevilla is a beautiful, timeless square that no tourists or visitors would dare skip seeing. It’s not just a sight to behold but also an architectural wonder that speaks volume of the city’s past glory.

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Plaza de España was built for the 1929 World Expo which Sevilla played a gracious host.

Plaza de España is a Timeless Square in Sevilla.

Plaza de España is a Timeless Square in Sevilla.

It showcased the elements that the city was known for: bricks, wrought iron and ceramics.

Plaza de España is a Timeless Square in Sevilla.

Plaza de España is a Timeless Square in Sevilla.

That’s why, the foremost must-see part of this grand building is the ceramic tiles outside.

Plaza de España is a Timeless Square in Sevilla.

Plaza de España is a Timeless Square in Sevilla.



These ceramic tiles depict important historical events that happened in each province in Spain.

Plaza de España is a Timeless Square in Sevilla.

Plaza de España is a Timeless Square in Sevilla.

The architectural style is a mix of Renaissance and Moorish.

Plaza España is a Timeless Square in Sevilla.

Plaza España is a Timeless Square in Sevilla.

Plaza de España is built in a semi-circle form with a diameter of 200 meters.

Plaza España is a Timeless Square in Sevilla.

Plaza España is a Timeless Square in Sevilla.

It is the size of five football pitches.

Plaza de Espana is a Timeless Square in Sevilla.

Plaza de Espana is a Timeless Square in Sevilla.

On both ends, the towers stood like it never aged.

Plaza España is a Timeless Square in Sevilla.

Plaza España is a Timeless Square in Sevilla.



Between these towers are the galleries / rooms where some of them are open to the public.

Spain Plaza is a Timeless Square in Sevilla.

Spain Plaza is a Timeless Square in Sevilla.

There’s a fountain in the centre of the plaza.

Plaza España is a Timeless Square in Sevilla.

Plaza España is a Timeless Square in Sevilla.

You can go boating on the river, too.

Spain Plaza is a Timeless Square in Sevilla.

Spain Plaza is a Timeless Square in Sevilla.

There are four bridges that stand for the ancient kingdoms of Spain: Leon, Navarre, Aragon and Castille.

Plaza de Espana is a Timeless Square in Sevilla.

Plaza de Espana is a Timeless Square in Sevilla.

If you’re a Star Wars fan, Plaza de Espana might look familiar to you.

Spain Plaza is a Timeless Square in Sevilla.

Spain Plaza is a Timeless Square in Sevilla.

This is Planet Naboo in the Episode 2 of Star Wars’ Attack of the Clones.

Spain Plaza is a Timeless Square in Sevilla.

Spain Plaza is a Timeless Square in Sevilla.

It is of course digitally enhanced but even a non-fan of the movie can see the huge similarities. (See the video clip here.)

Spain Plaza is a Timeless Square in Sevilla.

Spain Plaza is a Timeless Square in Sevilla.

Have you seen Lawrence of Arabia? The main gate (below) is very conspicuous in the film. (See the video clip here.)

Plaza de España is a Timeless Square in Sevilla.

Plaza de España is a Timeless Square in Sevilla.

After discovering the plaza, explore the nearby Maria Luisa Park, sit on one of the benches under the shades and relax.

Plaza España is a Timeless Square in Sevilla.

Plaza Espana is a Timeless Square in Sevilla.

 

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