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.
These photos will prove that Plaza de Espana is a must-see attraction you’d never regret seeing.
Plaza de España was built for the 1929 World Expo which Sevilla played a gracious host.
It showcased the elements that the city was known for: bricks, wrought iron and ceramics.
That’s why, the foremost must-see part of this grand building is the ceramic tiles outside.
These ceramic tiles depict important historical events that happened in each province in Spain.
The architectural style is a mix of Renaissance and Moorish.
Plaza de España is built in a semi-circle form with a diameter of 200 meters.
It is the size of five football pitches.
On both ends, the towers stood like it never aged.
Between these towers are the galleries / rooms where some of them are open to the public.
There’s a fountain in the centre of the plaza.
You can go boating on the river, too.
There are four bridges that stand for the ancient kingdoms of Spain: Leon, Navarre, Aragon and Castille.
If you’re a Star Wars fan, Plaza de Espana might look familiar to you.
This is Planet Naboo in the Episode 2 of Star Wars’ Attack of the Clones.
After discovering the plaza, explore the nearby Maria Luisa Park, sit on one of the benches under the shades and relax.
HOSTEL IN SEVILLA
I stayed at Oasis Backpackers Palace Hostel, one of the best hostels I’ve ever been to. It’s a fun hostel with a rooftop overlooking part of the city – and a jacuzzi! The rooms are clean and the beds are comfortable. The staff is extra nice, too. Read my review here.
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