Plaza De Espana: “The Venice of Seville”
The semi-circular brick made building – Plaza de Espana is one of the most admired buildings of Seville, after the Cathedral of Saint Mary for its magnificence. A must visit tourist attraction; the Plaza spans a whopping area of 50,000 square meters. The plaza houses a ground level portico. However, visitors who are interested in taking snaps, balconies are the most ideal spot, from where they can get the whole view of the building. The central balcony is especially notable for the unparallel view that it offers. Plaza de Espana has been extensively used as a prime location for filming a number of movies, like Lawrence of Arabia, Star Wars. The Plaza after a grand renovation was reopened to public in 2010. This new refurbishment includes 20 ceramic street lamps, 22 new benches and around 500 meters of balustrade. If you want to collect a beautiful souvenir from Spain, this acrylic fridge magnet featuring Plaza de Espana,
The Architecture of Majestic Plaza De Espana
The Plaza de Espana is a splendid architectural complex. It is situated in the Maria Luisa Park, towards the south of the historic center of Seville. The famous Spanish architect Anibal Gonzalez has exquisitely designed Plaza De Espana. The architecture of this grand complex exudes the regional revival style, which was quite famous during that age. The structure of the complex marvelously made of red brick is adorned with multicolored ceramic tiles, which are called azulejos. Two towering towers standing at each end of the complex are connected to the principle structure via a colonnaded gallery. The plaza is flanked by a 500-meter canal, and a number of bridges beautified with ceramic tiles. Small boats are available to enjoy rowing in the canal.