19 Oct Plaza de Espana in Seville: A Breathtaking Bit of Architecture

Plaza de Espana, Seville, Spain

The free walking tour of Seville didn’t go to the Plaza de Espana, but I’m glad I trudged in the heat afterwards to see it. The plaza was built for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929 and is built in a Renaissance Revival style.

To get to it I had to walk through the Maria Luisa Park, which features beautiful ponds, lilies, fountains, trees, pavilions and benches.

Maria Luisa Garden, Seville, Spain

Plaza de Espana, designed by Aníbal González, sits on the edge of the park and you can’t help but be struck by the sheer size and grandiose feel of it. The plaza is shaped in a half-moon, with buildings around the edge. There’s a moat with beautiful bridges crossing over it, plus a wall with tiled alcoves representing the Spanish provinces. When I visited the plaza, numerous tourists were taking ‘jumping shots’ in front of it, whilst a horse and carriage rode around the edge.

Alcoves of the Provinces at Plaza de Espana, Seville

Horse and Carriage at Plaza de Espana in Seville, Spain

View through the bridge at Plaza de Espana, Seville

Bridge at Plaza de Espana, Sevilla, Spain

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Victoria Brewood

Hi I'm Victoria, a British girl from Manchester. After graduating from university I decided there was more to life than the hours between 9 and 5, so I packed my journalism degree into my suitcase to travel the world and find a way to make money at the same time. I now call London home, although I still travel whenever I can. I hope to inspire you to be your own boss, live life and see the world.

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