Expo-area from 1992 - Isla de la Cartuja
On the island which is formed by the two branches of the Guadalquivir river, one can still find the 15th century Carthusian Monastery in which Chrisopher Columbus corpse was buried for almost 30 years. In the 19th century an English businessman converted the ecclesiastical buildings into a ceramic factory.
Today it is an interesting ensemble which houses the museum of contemporary art. During the Expo 92, opened to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the discovery of America, this island was transformed into a colourful park with an artificial lake and sophisticated bridges built. The main pavilions were combined into a theme park. Today the Expo-area converted into a Science and Technology Park, where several international companies have settled.