Plaza de Espana, Seville

After a few days in Madrid, we headed south to beautiful and charming Seville – the highlight of our Spanish journey.

It’s a relatively short train ride, a little over 2 hours long. If the high speed train doesn’t make you horribly motion sick, you’ll get some beautiful views of the Spanish countryside – the perfect preparation for the sensory overload that is Seville.

We started our time at the Plaza de Espana, the principal square built on the edge of the Maria Luisa Park.

The Plaza was built in advance of the 1929 Ibero-American Exposition World’s Fair. The Exposition was one of the events that led to present-day Seville, as in addition to constructing the Plaza, the Spanish government supported numerous modernization efforts to support the expected crowds.

In the center of the courtyard is the Vincent Traver fountain.

And around the walls are tiled alcoves, each representing a different province in Spain.

The tile work in each of these alcoves is indicative of the entire Plaza, which is covered floor to ceiling in perfectly complimentary tiles of all colors and designs.

Even the railings and lamp posts are intricately designed.

Head into the building and up to the second floor to get a better view.

Don’t worry, the colorful tiles will bounce off the umber building up there too.

Across the way is the Maria Luisa Park, a must visit. Donated to the city in 1893, the famous French landscape architect Jean-Claude Nicholas Forestier started re-arranging the gardens into their current state in 1911.

Leveraging exquisite attention to detail, the bright Andalusian colors and brilliant tile work follow you throughout the gardens.

All of it protected by the area’s guard cats, situated stoically atop tiled fountains and in front of Seville’s iconic orange trees.

Be sure to visit if you’re ever in the area. We promise it’ll be a roaring good time!

31 thoughts on “Plaza de Espana, Seville

  1. I love train travel in Spain. Your photos are stunning and bring back some wonderful memories. It is over 10 years since I was in Seville and 8 years since I was in Spain. Lovely lovely country. Lyn

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    1. Seville is such a photogenic place! Glad the pictures could spark some good memories!

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  2. Beautiful photos. Seville is a wonderful place …makes me want to return

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    1. Thanks! Seville is so special and such a treat to visit and explore!

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  3. Have been to Spain but not to Seville – it looks marvelous!

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    1. It really is! There are so many great cities in Spain that it can be hard to choose and we have many more to explore…but we will definitely return to Seville!

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  4. Very beautiful! I have never been to Seville, maybe someday! Great post!

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    1. Thanks for the comment! It is a stunning place. It is easy to put together a post for somewhere this beautiful!

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  5. We look so boring compared to these other countries who obviously appreciate art and history. Thank you for sharing your trip!

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to visit our site! Seville has a very interesting history with influences from Muslim and Christian cultures and the city has done a beautiful job with preservation.

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  6. So beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and reading!

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  7. What a gorgeous place to visit. Loved the color of the orange trees and the tiles in the gardens. You visited so many beautiful places in Spain!

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    1. Thanks for following! The orange trees were so delightful and iconic!

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  8. Hello.

    How lovely post You made! We have travelled in some places in Spain, but never to Sevilla. Your photos praised its beauty and invited for a visit.

    Happy and safe travels!

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    1. Thank you for visiting and enjoying our post! Seville was certainly a beautiful place to visit and a very difficult place to leave! Happy and safe travels to you as well!

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  9. Great shots! Seville looks lovely! Thank you for sharing. I love the roaring pun by the way! Haha

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    1. Thank you! I’m not sure what we like more – Seville or horrible puns! 🙂

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  10. Gorgeous. Is that blue and white railing ceramic?

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    1. It sure is! The attention to detail is amazing! Thanks for reading!

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  11. Great post–we’re heading there next month!

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    1. Have so much fun!! It is an easy city to enjoy!

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  12. The plaza and its artistic details are stunning!

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  13. Spain will always be close to my heart! ❤️ We have realatives and friends there. I loved Madrid with my family …. and oh, Seville is gorgeous too! Thanks for featuring Seville! Love seeing you two so happy in your shared adventures! ⭐️😊☀️⭐️😊☀️⭐️😊☀️⭐️😊

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    1. That’s so great that you have such close connections to Spain. It is a wonderful place with so much to explore!

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      1. Most certainly! Here’s to even more wonderful adventures for you! ❤️❤️

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  14. All of the images are so intriguing! Thank you for sharing them!

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  15. All we can think of is the Barber of Seville and Bugs Bunny, even though the place looks really nice, we ended up talking about the cartoon after we checked out your post. Ha!

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