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