"Plaza de España of Seville
This famous square of Seville, projected by the architect Anibal Gonzalez and built in 1929 during the Ibero-American Exposition, is an area of 50,000 square meters of mixed regional architecture (Mudejar, Gothic and Renaissance).
In the square, all the Spanish provinces are represented around a semicircle of 200 meters in diameter, which represent the embrace of Spain and all its colonies to the American continent.
Situated in the heart of Parque de Maria Luisa, it was the opening scene of the Ibero-American show in 1929 that was attended by the King of Spain, Alfonso XIII.
The decoration is made of bricks, with numerous pieces of pottery. It is bordered by a canal and it is crossed by four bridges that represent the ancient kingdoms of Spain: Castile, Leon, Aragon and Navarra. The balustrade was made by Manuel Garcia Montalban in 1920 and the ceramic tiles were of Manuel Soto Fernandez. In 1946, the glazed ceramic lamps were removed and the interior balaustrade was replaced by another canal in natural stone.
On the front wall are represented the 48 Spanish provinces, with mosaics on historical sketches of each of them, a map on the ground and the shield of each regional capital. This is complemented with benches also decorated with tiles. On each side of Spain’s Square are two towers of the same style as the square.
The Plaza de España is a universal reference point for tourists in the city of Seville. It has been the scene of several film productions, among which stand out “Lawrence of Arabia” and more recently the episode II of George Lucas’ Star Wars: “Attack of the Clones “."
Esta vai ser minha visão de todos os dias daqui a dois meses... pulos de alegria!!!
Sevilla, España em Agosto de 2010!