The “Plaza de España” of Seville is one of the most famous and spectacular places of regional architecture. The square is the masterpiece of Aníbal González and the most important example of the Ibero-American Exhibition held in Seville in 1929.
This world-renowned course consists of a semicircular pond with a spectacular fountain in the center, two twin towers and benches that represent the 48 Spanish provinces by means of “azulejos” (flowing). Especially worth seeing is the beautiful coffered ceiling of the square and the combination of the bricks of its structure with en flow and the various colored ceramic ornaments.
The “Plaza de España”, overlooking the Guadalquivir River as the way to America, has been renovated several times to restore the ceramic and cast-iron lanterns designed by Aníbal González for the 1929 exhibition. Scenes of the film “Lawrence of Arabia” (1962) by David Lean, or “Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones” (2002) by George Lucas were filmed on the plaza. Another important event was the 1999 IAAF World Athletics Championships, which saw the world’s best athletes compete.
In the “Plaza de España” is the office of the sub-delegation of the Spanish Government.
Location: Av. de Isabel la Católica, 41004
The Plaza de España of Seville is one of the best known and most spectacular spaces of regionalist architecture. It was the masterwork of Aníbal González and a prime example of the Ibero-American Exposition held in Seville in 1929.
This Plaza of worldwide fame, consists of a semicircular lake, a marvellous fountain in the middle, two twin towers and tiled benches representing the 48 Spanish provinces. Some of its highlights are the beautiful coffered ceilings and the structure combining exposed brick with polychrome ceramic tiles and assorted ornaments.
The Plaza de España looking onto the river Guadalquivir as the route towards America, has undergone several renovations to recover the ceramic and cast iron lamp posts and the original image conceived by its creator, Aníbal González, for the Exposition of 1929. It has been the location for the shooting of films such as “Lawrence of Arabia” (1962) by David Lean, or “Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones” (2002) by George Lucas. Another important event has been the 1999 IAAF Athletics Championship, which was attended by the best athletes in the world.
The Plaza de España houses the Spanish Government Subdelegation.
The Plaza de España, symbolising Spain embracing its former American territories and shaped as a semi ellipse, is the ideal venue to hold large sports, social and cultural events. For example, this was where the finish line of the Seville Night Race and the 1st Nordic Walk of the City of Seville were located, among other tourism promotion activities.
The central area, spanning from the bridges to the outside with over 31,000 m2 of open space, make the Plaza de España a fully flexible and versatile venue where any large scale event is possible. The maximum capacity of the venue is 10,000 people, and there are several public car parks nearby. The central area is accessible
for people with disabilities.
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