Did you know that Seville hugs its visitors? And we are not only referring to a spiritual embrace, but also to the embrace in the form of a plaza which, since 1929, has amazed all who see it for the first time: The Plaza de España.
The Plaza de España is a spectacle of light and majesty. Framed in the María Luisa Park, this plaza was designed by the great Seville architect Aníbal González as an emblematic space for the 1929 Ibero-American Expo. The result was a plaza-palace unique in the world. Its proportions are lavish. It has a total area of 50,000 square metres, without a doubt one of the most imposing plazas in Spain.
Along the entire perimeter of the plaza, there is a canal of 515 metres in length, which you can travel by boat, a truly romantic experience.
Throughout this embrace, from one end of the plaza to the other, we recommend admiring the banks of tiles that represent the provinces of Spain. This has become a frequent “ritual” for Spanish visitors looing to take photographs in front of the space dedicated to their province.
49 Spanish provinces are represented in the form of tilestweet
The four beautiful bridges that cross the canal represent the ancient kingdoms of Spain.
Two tall towers stand at the ends of the Plaza, providing the area with perfect balance. These towers can be seen from all over Seville.
The porticoed gallery that separates the open space of the Plaza with respect to the buildings longs to be explored. Admire the impressive coffered ceiling…
Several film directors have fallen in love with the Plaza de España. This monument has been seen in famous films such as “Lawrence of Arabia” or Episode II of “Star Wars: Attack of the Clones”.
- In 1929, the Plaza hosted the inauguration of the Ibero-American Expo.
- The Plaza de España has hosted many events for the city.
- Its walls are decorated with medallions with faces of distinguished Spaniards.
- Its grandeur is the perfect contract to the dreamy corners of Maria Luisa Park.