Plaza de Espana

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A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Plaza de Espana captures events of historical and regional significance from the ancient regions of Spain. The location for scenes from Star Wars and Lawrence of Arabia, here you can walk, take a horse carriage tour or rent a boat.

Know Before You Go

Be sure to walk around and observe details in the Plaza, especially the ceramic tiled areas dedicated to the provinces.
Children enjoy the area especially the boat on the canal.
There is an interesting military museum amongst the buildings and it's free entry.
You really don't need to hire a guide, there is a lot of material available about this place.

Grand - Renaissance & Neo-Moorish style

The Plaza de Espana is a gem of Spanish architecture competing, some say, with the Cathedral for scale and grandeur. Designed by the architect Aníbal González from Seville for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, the square is made with typical Spanish material red brick, forged iron and embellished with ceramics.

Regional representation

A canal passes along the buildings, spanned by four bridges representing the ancient kingdoms of Spain: Castille, Aragon, Navarre and Leon. The largest building, which is emblematic of the Plaza, has 58 benches each representing an event of regional significance in Spain.

The set for Star Wars

Part of a UNESCO site, the location has been a setting for Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002), and decades earlier for Lawrence of Arabia.

Military Museum

The military museum building the Plaza complex has free entry. The building is easy to miss, but the collection of military equipment, maps and arms is very good.

Walk, Horse, Row

You can take in the huge expanse on foot, take a horse carriage tour, or rent a boat to row in the canal. Or you could do all 3, they are all unique and the Horse carriage tour takes you through all of the historic centre.

Key Highlights

The Plaza de Espana is a huge Plaza with a canal, bridges and traditional ceramic tiled architecture. It is a gem of Spanish architecture competing, some say, with the Cathedral for scale and grandeur.

Designed by the architect Aníbal González from Seville for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, the square is made with typical Spanish material red brick, forged iron and embellished with ceramics. It has Venice like canvas with bridges.

Learn more about the Plaza, its connection to Star Wars, and about the military museum in the details section.

Map : Plaza de Espana

Other Seville Top 10 Attractions Near Plaza de Espana are marked in yellow

Distance of other top ten Attractions from Plaza de Espana
AttractionDistance
Maria Luisa Park0.3 Km
Alcazar of Seville0.8 Km
Santa Cruz1.1 Km
Seville Cathedral1.1 Km
Giralda1.1 Km
Flamenco Museum1.4 Km
Metropol Parasol1.9 Km
Museum of Fine Arts of Seville2.1 Km

These distances are approximate [As the crow flies]

Review and Feedback on Plaza de Espana:

Seville experts have nominated Plaza de Espana as one of the absolutely unforgettable things to do in Seville. Plaza De Espana should be on your "bucket list" when you plan the trip to Seville. Given the vibrancy of Seville, it is hard to restrict this selection of travel bucket list ideas to just top ten. The review of Plaza de Espana as well as the insightful tips and Faqs have been authored by Seville expert.


"A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Plaza de Espana captures events of historical and regional significance from the ancient regions of Spain. The location for scenes from Star Wars and Lawrence of Arabia, here you can walk, take a horse carriage tour or rent a boat." is how the author has summarized this attraction.

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