Plaza de España

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Plaza de España, Seville, 41013

Price guide: Free

Plaza de España
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By Shawn Hennessey, your Seville expert

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#4 of 20
expert-rated things to do in Seville
Expert overall rating:4.8 out of 5
Value for money:
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Recommended for:
Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Singles, Design and architecture, Great views / scenery, History

Expert review of Plaza de España

An architectural triumph that will take your breath away.

Built in 1928 to showcase exhibits at the Ibero-American Exposition, and recently re-opened after extensive refurbishment, the Plaza de España in Maria Luisa Park is one of my favourite places in Seville. The plaza itself is a big paved semi-circle with a central fountain, and is surrounded by a boating Iake, which you cross by way of four ornately tiled bridges to reach the main building. This spectacular Neo-Mudejar construction, with its central portico and colonnades, forms a grand semi-circle flanked at each end by identical towers. Around the base of the building are the many tiled alcoves that represent all the provinces of Spain.

Expert tips: 
Row boats are available for 5 euros.
You can also get here by taking a horse and carriage ride from the centre.

More information on Plaza de España:

Price guide:
Free
Type:
Architectural site, Boat trip
Address:
Plaza de España, Seville, 41013
Telephone:
954 938 283
Months open:
All year round
Indoor/outdoor?:
Outdoor

Have you been to Plaza de España? Would you recommended it?

Community comments (1)

I haven't been since the refurbishment and am quite keen to see it renewed. I loved the whole area and on my first visit there literally ran from building to building, owing to a time constraint, marvelling at the architectural styles of the embassies.