Seville | Plaza de España

Photos: Sheela Mehrotra

Plaza de España was built for the Ibero-American World’s Fair held in 1929 by Sevillian architect Anibal Gonzalez. With a Renaissance & neo-Moorish style, boasting 48 alcoves with benches, one for each province of Spain, all designed on mosaic azulejos (painted ceramic tiles), the plaza sits in the heart of the city. With a 1,600-foot-long canal, fountains, and the sound of traditional Spanish guitars, it's also considered the Venice of Seville. How fortunate it is that we can experience as much color, vibrance and beauty in the architecture of Spain as much as we can feel through it's people...