Flash Back Friday
A VISIT TO PLAZA DE ESPANA
PLAZA DE ESPANA – SEVILLA, SPAIN
Welcome to Flashback Friday – Where we share previously published articles which were reader favorites. Hope you enjoy this Friday’s article initially published in 2016 about fascinating Plaza de Espana.
The Plaza de Espana in Sevilla, Spain was constructed in 1929 for the Ibero-American Exhibition. It’s quite an impressive structure and a delightful area to visit and explore. The large and open central plaza with circular fountain is embraced by the large semi- circular structure with a main building at the mid point and two dynamic towers anchoring the ends.
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The plaza area itself is separated from the building by a canal which is traversed at several points by arched bridges. A wide and shaded walkway runs the entire length / circumference of the semicircular building and is dominated by colonnaded archways which look out onto the plaza. The building and the walkway are really quite imposing. If they look a bit familiar, perhaps it’s because they have been used as settings in various films including Star Wars – Attack of the Clones and Lawrence of Arabia. Sevilla is a charming city with many famous and noteworthy locations to visit. The Giralda Tower, The Cathedral, and The Alcazar Palace are prime tourists destinations. But don’t leave the Plaza de Espana off your list if you are planning a trip to Sevilla. It’s a great and scenic place to wander and stroll. Maybe bring a sandwich and a soda and enjoy a bit of a picnic.
Plaza de Espana ………………… Enjoy The Adventure!
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