Plaza de España (Spanish Square)

The Plaza de España represented Spain during the Iberian-American Exhibition of 1929 and was definitly one of the most beautiful exhibition pavilions. The Sevillean architect, Anibal Gonzalez, who won the compitition in 1911 planed a semi-circular building with exquisite ceramic balustrades and bridges crossing an artificial moat. All this decorated with colourful glazed tiles in a very regional style which can be understand as a combination of Art Nouveau and Neo-Mudéjar.

The general impression is a historical overall design which emphasizes Spain´s world-power in the Golden Age. Did you know that The Plaza de España has been used as a filming location, including scenes for the 1962 film Lawrence of Arabia? The building was used as well as a location in the Star Wars movie series Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002).

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