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Plaza de Espana, Seville – Travel Photo Mondays

Travel Photo Monday

 

Plaza de Espana, Seville – Travel Photo Mondays

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Plaza de Espana, Seville - view from loggia running the entire building

Plaza de Espana, Seville – view from loggia running the entire building

 

This historic landmark in Seville was originally built for the 1929 worlds fair held in this city and was later developed into an expansive area of parks, boulevards and public monuments for the public to enjoy. The building designed by Anibal Gonzales is a mixture of the Moorish neo – mudejar style with 1920’s art deco which was very popular during that time frame.

 

 

 

Today the Plaza de Espana is used for a variety of central government departments including the main town hall. Expansive verandas with arched columns create beautiful design and views of the courtyard. Along the main facades are plaza alcoves of wonderful tile work depicting regional provinces. Symbolic and ornate bridges representing the four ancient kingdoms of Spain cross over a crescent moat that mimics the shape of the Plaza de Espana.

 

Here are some more photo highlights of the plaza and detailed shots:

 

 

Horse carriages at Plaza de Espana waiting for riders

Horse carriages at Plaza de Espana waiting for riders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seville, Spain -  Plaza de Espana

 

 

Did you enjoy visiting Plaza de Espana in Seville, if so here are some other posts I’ve done recently about Seville.

Cathedral of Seville

Discovering Seville – a highlight tour

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25 Responses to Plaza de Espana, Seville – Travel Photo Mondays

  1. NatureFootstep Travel August 4, 2014 at 10:55 am #

    this is amazing. I have not seen this before as I can remember. Thankd for sharing this amazing work.

  2. A Cook Not Mad (Nat) August 1, 2014 at 10:08 pm #

    Wow, those tiles, just wow!

  3. Michelle August 1, 2014 at 8:10 am #

    Your post makes me want to revisit Spain. I went to Malaga, Gibralter, Madrid, and Nerja 3 years ago. I do remember the architecture being fabulous and your photos certainly capture all the detail. I love the photo of the horse and buggy!

  4. Carole Terwilliger Meyers July 30, 2014 at 12:46 pm #

    Beautiful photos! I love Seville.

  5. Kristin Henning July 29, 2014 at 5:57 am #

    That’s it, I’m going back. I actually dreamed last night I was going back to Sevilla, and then woke up to these pics. Thanks.

  6. Linda ~ Journey Jottings July 29, 2014 at 3:31 am #

    The architecture of Seville is stunning!
    And those tiles… sigh 🙂

  7. Rachel@safari254 July 28, 2014 at 10:18 pm #

    Excellent shots … love the blue hue effect

  8. Johanna July 28, 2014 at 8:12 pm #

    The tiles and the horse and carriages were captivating. I’ve been to some places in Spain, but never Seville, so thank you for transporting me today Noel!

  9. Suzanne Fluhr July 28, 2014 at 1:40 pm #

    I enjoyed the mudejar architecture we encountered in Spain. Ferdinand and Isabela had the good sense to leave most of it alone during the Reconquista. (Not my favorite royals, BTW). I’m glad the style was resurrected for the World’s Fair. Evocative photos, as usual.

  10. Patti July 28, 2014 at 11:07 am #

    That last photo of the tiled bridge rail is just beautiful! What craftsmanship!

  11. Neva @ Retire for the Fun of it July 28, 2014 at 11:02 am #

    Those tiles are amazing and I can’t help but wonder how they keep them intact. Beautiful photos and wonderful scenes of Seville as always, Noel.

  12. Shelley July 28, 2014 at 10:50 am #

    Sevilla is one of my favorite places. The colors and architecture of the Plaza de Espana are just gorgeous.

  13. Donna Janke July 28, 2014 at 10:24 am #

    Plaza de Espana is beautiful and so colourful. Great photos.

  14. Michele Peterson July 28, 2014 at 10:13 am #

    Great photos! I love Seville and you’ve really captured the incredible detail of the mosaics in Plaza de Espana.

  15. Marysia July 28, 2014 at 4:27 am #

    This an amazing city indeed, but your pictures are too blue! They look weird for en eye!

  16. Michele {Malaysian Meanders} July 27, 2014 at 7:09 pm #

    I must say that I really like Moorish neo/Art Deco architecture now that I’ve seen your photos. Those arches and the painted tiles are a very compelling mix. As always, your photos inspire me to want to go and see it for myself.

  17. Marilyn Armstrong July 27, 2014 at 5:51 pm #

    I may not ever make it across the ocean again, but I travel through the pictures each time I visit.

  18. jesh StG July 27, 2014 at 5:06 pm #

    These bridges are a work of art! And so is the rest:) Thanks Noel for capturing these stunning views for us:)

  19. Marisol@TravelingSolemates July 27, 2014 at 2:50 pm #

    Hi Noel, I love the painterly effect of the photos! The architecture and details in Plaza de Espana is so exquisite. And you captured them well in each of your photos. Love the blues.

  20. Life Images by Jill July 27, 2014 at 1:46 pm #

    My friend visited Spain last year for a Flamenco dancing trip and really enjoyed it.

  21. Corinne July 27, 2014 at 10:03 am #

    Yay! More Sevilla…I can never get enough. Aren’t those tiles and horsecarts just awesome? Love your shots!

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