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The Plaza de España, constructed in 1926, is located in the Parque de María Luisa. The plaza is a symbol of Spain and was built for the 1929 Exposición Iberoamericana (2). Plaza de España is one of the city’s favorite relaxation spots where sevillans enjoy the central fountain, pools, bridges and Muslim-style architecture.

Interestingly, the plaza’s intricate Muslim tiles depict the history of each Andalucían providence (2). The grandiose architecture is reminiscent of Muslim rule in the 8th and 9th centuries—when Sevilla was once a great power (3). The city’s roots date back to the 7th and 8th centuries, and Moorish style continues to permeate Sevilla’s architecture -- La Giralda and el Alcázar.

The semicircle-shaped building now houses mostly government offices but is a great area to take a walk. TheThe plaza is also a popular destination for Spanish newly-weds, arriving by coche de caballos, or horse and carriage.

 
Plaza de España -- La Catedral -- El Alcázar -- Parque María Luisa

 

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