Plaza De Espana 3 - Seville
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The Plaza de España is one of Seville's most impressive landmarks because of its scale and grandeur. The enormous 50,000-square-meter plaza is surrounded by the balustraded balconies of a Renaissance Neo-Moorish-style building. This semicircular building curves around, following the shape of the canal running through the square.
A monumental fountain is a graceful centerpiece of the square, while the peaceful canal is crossed by four footbridges. Tourists can rent a rowboat for the afternoon to experience the "Venice of Seville" or opt for an equally romantic horse-drawn carriage ride through the Park de María Luisa.
The Plaza de España was built for the Spanish-American Exhibition of 1929, amongst many other buildings. It represents the so-called rationalist architecture and stands out because of the skillful combination of a brick structure, tiles and many different polychrome ceramic decorations.
The square's main attractions are its semicircular lake, its twin towers, the benches that depict 49 provinces of Spain in ceramic tiles, and the beautiful coffered ceiling in the building.
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November 19th, 2019
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