Plaza de España in Sevilla is a beautiful, timeless square that no tourists or visitors would dare skip seeing. It’s not just a sight to behold but also an architectural wonder that speaks volumes of the city’s past glory.
These photos will prove that Plaza de Espana is a must-see attraction you’d never regret seeing.
Plaza de España was built for the 1929 World Expo which Sevilla played a gracious host.
It showcased the elements that the city was known for: bricks, wrought iron, and ceramics.
The must-see part of this grand building is the ceramic tiles outside.
These ceramic tiles depict important historical events in Spain in each province.
The architectural style is a mix of Renaissance and Moorish.
Plaza de España is built in a semi-circle form with a diameter of 200 meters.
It is the size of five football pitches.
On both ends, the towers stood like it never aged.
Between these towers are the galleries/rooms, some of which are open to the public.
There’s a fountain in the center of the plaza.
You can go boating on the river, too.
Four bridges stand for the ancient kingdoms of Spain: Leon, Navarre, Aragon, and Castille.
Plaza de Espana might look familiar if you’re a Star Wars fan.
This is Planet Naboo in.
It is digitally enhanced, but even a non-fan of the movie can see the huge similarities.
Have you seen? The main gate (below) is very conspicuous in the film.
After discovering the plaza, explore the nearby Maria Luisa Park, sit on one of the benches under the shades and relax.
HOSTEL IN SEVILLA
I stayed at Oasis Backpackers Palace Hostel, one of the best hostels I’ve ever been to. It’s a fun hostel with a rooftop overlooking part of the city – and a jacuzzi! The rooms are clean, and the beds are comfortable. The staff is extra nice, too. Read my review here.