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Plaza de España, Sevilla: 92 reviews and 193 photos

 
 

Plaza de España was created between 1914 and 1929 for the Fair of the Americas and is
adjoining the Maria Luisa Park. The long semi circulair building mainly houses government offices. It was the place where the ceremony of inauguration of the exhibition in 1929 took place in the prence of His Majesty the King Alfonso XIII.

The building is telling the history of Spain.
The semicircular form (200 meters in diameter) symbolizes the hug of Spain and its old colonies. It looks towards the west, the way to follow towards America. The moat is crossed by 4 bridges representing the 4 old kingdoms of Spain. The two towers at both end of the building are representing the two kings who brought Spain together.

The tilework mainly in the benches against the facade is telling stories of Spains provincies in history.

More pictures can be found in our travelogue.

Address: Parque de María Luisa
Directions: East bank of the Guadalquivir, south of the Cathedral

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  • Updated Mar 2, 2004
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