Plaza de España
Plaza de España
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • suntan47
    Chelmsford, United Kingdom947 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow
    A real wow factor as you walk into the plaza . It’s huge . We visited with a tour group and met with a local guide, learning about the history. Amazing maps made from ceramic tiles are on the floor of one of the terrace areas . This is definitely worth a visit . Sadly we did not have time to float along the canal or see everything in this area . A flying visit is not enough time here .
    Visited June 2023
    Written 18 July 2023
  • MKFinchie
    506 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous, colourful and free
    Completely free and completely fabulous! Possibly our favourite place that we visited in Seville despite the intense 42 heat that day. A real work of art and so colourful. Loved all the tiled seats around the scenes of each Spanish town. There's a wide covered walkway for some shade in the structure itself. Also a pretty canal with bridges where you can hire a little boat. Unfortunately the central area which usually has a fountain was all covered with staging/seating for a concert but that didn't spoil our overall enjoyment. There are a few kiosks in the area between the Plaza and Maria Luisa Park opposite - a nice shady spot for an ice cream on a very hot day. Would recommend Plaza de Espana as a 'must do' in Seville.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 26 July 2023
  • Jason S
    Melbourne, Australia2,097 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Real WOW factor to it
    Came across by accident while walking through the park close by, when you first see it you go WOW it’s massive in size and scale. Large water fountain in front and then like a canal of water running around it would nice little bridges to cross. Also different areas to sit with beautiful mosaic tiles surrounding them. There is so many photo opportunities it becomes a must see for me, some of my best photos from my Barcelona trip taking in this location.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 27 July 2023
  • Charles S
    Northamptonshire, United Kingdom1,037 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Major City Landmark
    This incredible building is young in age being built in 1929. The enormous semi-circular plaza is surrounded by balustraded balconies which follows the curve of the canal running through the square. In the center is a monumental fountain and the canal is crossed by four bridges. Rowboats are available to rent for a 'Venice of Seville' experience alternatively there are horse-drawn carriage rides available too. The uniqueness of the building has attracted film makers such as Lawrence of Arabia and Star Wars II. An essential visit.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 28 July 2023
  • victoria_6289
    Stockport, United Kingdom107 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very pretty
    Really pleasantly surprised by this as wasn’t sure what to expect. Such ornate decoration and a lovely area to walk around. Also a couple of people playing music really added to the ambience. Definitely worth a visit. There’s plenty of shade too on a hot day
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 August 2023
  • TubaKoseogluOkcu
    Istanbul, Türkiye6,612 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jaw-Dropping
    I visited this exquisite place as part of a touristic activity of a business trip. Therefore, I had very limited time and I had to go along with the business group which resulted in me seeing and experiencing very little of this amazing place. Nevertheless I fell in love with it and I'm determined to go back to Seville to visit it properly at the earliest occasion. We were there during off season period and thanks to that there were no crowds around. We went there by horse-drawn carriage which was very romantic (despite being together with colleagues). We only saw the outer parts of the plaza and the effort and the care devoted to the construction of this place were jaw-dropping. And thinking that this is not a palace and just a Pavillon built for the Ibero-American exhibition makes the whole place all the more impressive This is a place that needs to be definitely visited while in Seville.
    Visited October 2022
    Written 6 August 2023
  • Jack S
    Long Island, New York11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing! Beautiful! Stunning! Incredible! Must see!
    It was AMAZING!!! It is breathtakingly beautiful and to think that it was only built in 15 years is hard to believe. The attention to detail is stunning. The fountain is gorgeous. There is no bad picture spot here. Yes, it is hot, but there are many shady places, and the plaza is right in the park. There are balconies as well as a moat along with many beautiful bridges. There is also a piece of art for every Spanish province which is cool. Overall, this may just be the most incredible piece of architecture that I have ever seen in my life. It is a must see in Sevilla!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 August 2023
  • Jack
    Old Bethpage, New York3,099 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing! Beautiful! Stunning! Incredible! Must see!
    It was AMAZING!!! It is breathtakingly beautiful and to think that it was only built in 15 years is hard to believe. The attention to detail is stunning. The fountain is gorgeous. There is no bad picture spot here. Yes, it is hot, but there are many shady places, and the plaza is right in a park which has tons of trees. There are balconies as well as a moat along with many beautiful detailed bridges. There is also a piece of art for every Spanish province which is cool. Overall, this may just be the most incredible piece of architecture that I have ever seen in my life. It is a must see in Sevilla!
    Visited August 2023
    Written 21 August 2023
  • Widget12
    Oxfordshire, United Kingdom256 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful, Beautiful and stunning at night!
    This is a must see on your list when visiting Seville. It's a beautiful place and full of ceramics and stunning architecture. It is close to Marie Louisa Park and it offers lots of photo opportunities! Visit at night time - after sunset to see the Plaza de Espana lit beautifully and the fountain water coloured. It has a different ambience at night and is quite magical.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 August 2023
  • Jeff R
    Rota, Spain10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible place!
    This was an incredible place for us to visit. There was a concert venue set up, so we could not explore the central area, but walking through as much as we could was incredible. There are many amazing vantage points for family or individual portraits. This is a must-see location for anyone visiting Sevilla.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 September 2023
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J S
London, UK513 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
Nice enough square made for Hispano-American exhibition in the 1920s. There are murals around the outside depicting Spanish cities with a famous moment in their history and the city’s crest. Most people seem to take a row boat around the little river (€6 for boat of up to four people for 45 minutes, €10 if you end up going over). You can also hire bikes or pedal cars to go around the park - a great place for a picnic. A few stalls selling drinks but not much in the way of eateries
Written 23 February 2020
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Kelleygirl2
Sarasota, FL6,307 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
First stop: Plaza de España. In the early morning sun our assembled group passed through the Puerta de Aragon, an impressive tiled entrance to the Plaza de España, a stunning, expansive plaza built in the 1920s when Seville hosted the Ibero-American Exposition World’s Fair. This semicircular architectural style is a beautiful revival of the Mudejar style of Spain as well as Renaissance styles with a few nods to Art Deco. The elliptical shape, flanked by two impressive towers, represents Spain as a mother embracing its ancient colonies. The entrance, bridges and walls are elaborately detailed in colorful mosaic tiles, some that depict regions of Spain and its union with America. While we were there I photographed a bride and her groom as they were embracing the magic of this place.
Written 31 January 2020
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Helsarn
Seville, Spain33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
The scale and well preserved nature of this elaborate building really have to been seen to be believed.
It looks to be a very well looked after building ie very well maintained with no real sense of faded glory.
In a way, at least in one regard, coronavirus did us a favour - we saw it a few years ago when it was moderately busy. However, in the early evening of 10th July 2020 it was incredibly quiet - and thereby all the more impressive.
For anyone who has seen the film Lawrence of Arabia, there will be the added interest of the fact that this building and the surrounding area were used, rather convincingly, to represent British Army HQ in Cairo in around 1916.
On both visits we only saw it from the outside - but didn’t feel that we had missed out!
Written 10 July 2020
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Ribby34
London154 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
I'd obviously seen the photos and in real life it doesn't disappoint and I took lots of photographs of this beautiful building against the bright blue sky of a perfect Sevilla winter's day.

The areas around the plaza are just as interesting and photogenic and we spent hours strolling round.

It was heaving though, I could appreciate what a guide had said about tourism being a big deal to the local economy
Written 2 January 2020
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alanb
Lewes, UK453 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
A real pleasure to walk around and if you're lucky watch some flamenco dancing. The lady at tourist information said that the best time to visit is at sunset as the red brickwork takes on a magnificent hue. We'll have to take her word for it!
Written 28 February 2020
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jonahNJ
Pennington, NJ11,812 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
During our time in Seville, my wife and I visited this huge complex which is a hub of so much activity. Visitors can enter through one of the four gates—we entered through Puerta De Aragon. Once inside there is a site map that describes this site which was completed in 1928. The combination of vintage Spanish style and art deco is evident throughout the complex. There were lots of detailed tile work along the walls as well as bridges over a moat. As I walked around, I noted that there were alcoves dedicated to all of Spain’s provinces.

Though most of the buildings which comprise the semi-circle structure are used by the government there is much to see outside for the large number of visitors. There are boat rides available as well as horse driven carriages for hire. Visitors can also just enjoy walking around the complex and looking at the detailed tile work. With so much so see outside, this is a place best enjoyed in good weather. However, part of the buildings have been converted to museums, so they are a good option in case of bad weather.

We were able to visit in the morning before it got too busy. Because of its size, even if there are a lot of visitors, it won’t detract from enjoying the site.
Written 19 March 2020
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Hannah M
Brighton, UK139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
The most beautiful place in Seville. It’s absolutely stunning and such a peaceful place to be (despite it usually being busy). It’s also very clean and the gardens are lovely,
The architecture is incredible, absolutely stunning - both the brickwork and the tiling.
Very often there will be flamenco and live music so make sure you have coins/notes to put into the hat - they are amazing and deserve to be paid for their skill and performance.
Written 29 January 2020
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David H
South Portland, ME6,156 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
In a city with so many "must-see" places, it's hard to rate one above the other. Plaza de España is probably the most photographed location in Sevilla, and deservedly so; it's beautiful. Plaza de España certainly lived up to my expectations, and even exceeded it; which is difficult to do with extremely popular places.
So much has been said about this place, which many may recognize from the films Lawrence of Arabia and The Phantom Menace, that I'll save you from more descriptions. It's a wonderful place to visit, to wander, to relax, and to contemplate.
You may be lucky enough to happen across some Flamenco while you are there; we were, and while it may seem a touristy thing to do, rowing a boat through the water feature (6 euro) was a fun part of our experience, and gave us a different perspective of Plaza de España.
It's especially magical when the sun is low in the sky and the reds and oranges of building really glow.
Written 4 June 2020
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Anneke N
Pulborough, UK158 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Having visited Seville many times, the Plaza de Espana is always a great place to come back to. Spain's history is fascinating and the colourful tiled pictorials below the arcades tell wonderful stories of battles and conquests.
There are small rowing boats on the surrounding canal!
While we were there, Street Musicians entertained the crowd with fabulous authentic Flamenco dancing and guitars.
An impressive plaza well worth visiting.
Written 9 March 2020
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spunksmunks
Massachusetts24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
If you are in Sevilla, do not miss Plaza de Espana! It is as beautiful as any place in any European city. Don't be surprised if you see some impromptu Flamenco dancing while you're there. A good time to visit is in the late afternoon, when the light is magical.
Written 4 February 2020
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