Plaza de España
It is one of the most spectacular monuments of the city for its grandeur, its geometric perfection and its magical red aureus.
History, structure and symbology
It was built between 1914 and 1929 as the main building of the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929. Made by the architect Anibal González, it is the largest building of those that were erected in the city throughout the 20th century. The square has a semi-elliptical shape, which symbolizes the embrace of Spain to its former American territories, and looks towards the Guadalquivir River as a way forward to America. The construction is made with exposed brick and has a wide and spectacular ceramic decoration made in the artisan workshops of Triana. In its semicircle, we find 48 banks to represent all the provinces of the country and four bridges that cross the estuary, which symbolize the ancient four kingdoms of the Iberian Peninsula.
The Plaza of Spain has been the setting for famous films such as Lawrence of Arabia and The Wind and the Lion, or Star Wars: Attack of the Clones and The Dictator. But not only we have seen it on the big screen, since it has also appeared in series like Allí abajo. You can not go through Seville and stop visiting this place and then lose yourself in the streets of Maria Luisa Park, the oldest in the city.
Visit it with us! We have these related experiences
To know the square of Spain and its surroundings you can hire one of our Guided Tour in Sevilla in which our guides will explain all the details. Or if you want to visit on your own you can rent one of our bikes.