Spain Square (Plaza de Espana), Seville, Spain, built on 1928, it is one example of the Regionalism Architecture mixing Renaissance and Moorish styles.

Plaza de España

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This bombastic plaza, designed by architect Aníbal González in the Parque de María Luisa, was the most extravagant of the building projects completed for the 1929 Exposición Iberoamericana. A vast brick-and-tile confection, it's all very over the top, but it's undeniably impressive with its flamboyant neo-Mudéjar architecture, fountains, and Venetian-style bridges. A series of ceramic tile panels depict maps and historical scenes from each Spanish province.

You can hire row boats to ply the canal that skirts the plaza for €6 (for 35 minutes).

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Parque de María Luisa & South of Centre attractions

1. Parque de María Luisa

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A glorious oasis of green, the 34-hectare Parque de María Luisa is the perfect place to escape the noise and heat of the city, with duck ponds, landscaped…

2. Museo Casa de la Ciencia

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Housed in the Peruvian Pavilion from the 1929 Expo, complete with carved condors and llamas, this excellent, hands-on science museum has several permanent…

3. Antigua Fábrica de Tabacos

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Now home to the University of Seville, this massive former tobacco factory – workplace of Bizet’s fictional heroine, Carmen – was built in the 18th…

4. Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares

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Boasting an unforgettable setting in the hard-to-miss Pabellón Mudéjar, this low-key museum is dedicated to local arts and traditions. Exhibits include…

5. Museo Arqueológico

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Seville's archaeology museum, housed in a grandiose, neo-Renaissance palace at the southern end of the Parque de María Luisa, is a wonderful, oft…

6. Hotel Alfonso XIII

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As much a local landmark as an accommodation option, this striking, only-in-Seville hotel – conceived as the most luxurious in Europe when it was built in…

7. Acuario de Sevilla


Appropriately situated by the river, close to the Parque de María Luisa, the modern Aquarium (opened in 2014) tells of the Guadalquivir’s importance in…

8. Hospital de los Venerables Sacerdotes

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This gem of a museum, housed in a former hospice for priests, is one of Seville’s most rewarding. The artistic highlight is the Focus-Abengoa Foundation’s…