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
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • LAW1224
    Escondido, California187 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So. Many. Tiles.
    Tiles and more tiles. The detail of the tiles. The vastness of the tiles. The beauty of the tiles. This square was full of little details and big beauty. We were there early enough in the morning to have the place to ourselves. Even the vendors had not spread out their wares yet.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 30 June 2023
  • John
    Oslo, Norway17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice place for lovely pictures
    Visited to see one of the places were Star Wars II were filmed. There weren't many other tourists there at the time so we managed to get lots of truly astonishing pictures. There were rigged for a concert there at the time so we had to work a bit to not get the stage in the background of the pictures. There was a nice kiosk stand nearby with a good orange slush and a great lemon slush, they only took cash. We bought water and coke from a wending machine, the coke showed out to be a tinsy tiny 20cl one, and was more expensive than the water, take the water instead.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 July 2023
  • Sally62
    Northampton, United Kingdom5,651 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unusual and beautiful place to visit
    Don't miss this beautiful plaza if you are in Seville. Situated in Maria Luiza Park in the university district, it is free to enter and is a lovely place for a stroll at any time of day - we visited at sunset and again one morning. The semi-circular plaza was built in 1929 and the alcoves at the base of the building are tiled to represent each of the regions of Spain. There is a canal that can be crossed by decorated footbridges and you can hire canal boats for a reasonable price. We watched a free flamenco show and there are a few other entertainers around. You can't enter the building but you can wander under the covered arcade and go to a viewing area in the middle to look over the plaza. A lovely area of the city.
    Visited September 2022
    Written 12 July 2023
  • digitalroc
    Calgary, Canada2,070 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Venice of Seville
    The plaza was built in 1928, with the help of 1,000 workers at its peak. The shape of the Plaza de Espana is a semi-circle, and has a colourful display of ceramic tiles panels with maps and historical scenes of Spain’s provinces. Our tour guide pointed out his home province to us. Spend as much time as you can here, it is really a beautiful attraction in Seville. On a side note, one scene for the film Star Wars Episode II -Attack of the Clones was filmed here.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 15 July 2023
  • aacm87
    25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jewel in Seville's crown
    In my opinion this is Seville's jewel in the crown, hands down the highlight of my trip and possibly the best city square I have ever been to. This place oozes character and charisma, and if it wasn't for the summer heat, I could have easily spent a full day here, just taking in the amazing atmosphere. I'm not a rower, but if I was, I'd definitely be taking up the rowing activity around the plaza, it looked fantastic and a great way to take in this place.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 15 July 2023
  • 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
    434 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, Australia2,054 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 Kingdom1,032 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
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Belladonna
Los Angeles, CA46 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
One of the must sights to see in
Sevilla is the Plaza de Espana. It is a massive architecture with Baroque and Moorish influences showcasing various, colorful tiled displays of beautiful bridges, stairways, benches, facades and alcoves. The bridges along the moat are enchanting,
however, the fountain at the center of the plaza was marred by the construction of a stage for a concert. The ugliness of it is a disrespect to the architect, so sad.
Written 17 June 2024
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Eucryphia
London, UK32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
The first time we visited this place many years ago they were renovating and the water had been removed. So we thought: fantastic we will go again and take a little boat on the water. But unlucky again - it was all set up for a series of concerts and parts of the Plaza were cordoned off. Still worth walking around and taking a few pictures. What a great location for concerts! Note: on days with concerts scheduled the Plaza will close in the afternoon
Written 16 June 2024
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Helen RM
Enniscorthy, Ireland219 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
A must sea when visiting Seville. A beautiful area to walk through and take in the scenery. Enjoyed the flamenco dancing out in the open air. Highly recommended to visit.
Written 12 June 2024
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ank35
Winchester, UK69 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Arrived in the middle of the festival season at the beginning of June so didn’t see this place in all of its glory. Wish we’d known about the Seville festival before we came as we’d have definitely timed it to see a few bands.
Written 12 June 2024
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand4,162 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Although not old (built for the 1929 Iberio-America Exhibition, the Plaza Espana is nothing short of stunning. It has a huge semi-circle of columned alleys, ornamental bridges, gates, and towers. Very photogenic place. Take care not to be victimized by the places many talented pick-pockets though!
Written 11 June 2024
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Susan W
Milford, CT32 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Fun to walk thru but crowded with tourists and closed early for special event. The ceramic art work was beautiful in blues and greens. The water was dirty with trash all floating.
Written 8 June 2024
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Snezhana S
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
The place itself is lovely but we almost got robbed by 3 girls. They wait for narrow walking paths and play with their scarfs while opening and going through your bags. Luckily we caught them before they stole anything but we saw them going after another group of girls. I took a photo and showed to the police but they didn't care much. Be careful and watch out, always have your stuff in front of you. If you see the 3 women from the photo, keep your distance.
Written 7 June 2024
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Hemangi F
Mumbai, India25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
A must visit place. And if you are a Star Wars fans then this is the place to be.

The palace of Naboo was shot at this place. It's truly an experience to see. It's huge and so many people perform here.
Written 5 June 2024
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Mary B
San Jose, CA126 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Overrated, nothing to do in plaza, only one overpriced cafe nearby (el 29], when we visited June 2024 there was event construction going on, but no music, no performances, just a tourist trap with tourist souvenirs being sold on street. This was the worst place we visited in Sevilla, should have skipped it and went to nearby Jardín but it was too hot,
Written 3 June 2024
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Macruz
Wilmington, NC207 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Beautiful place in the city. Amazing! We did hear rumors that there will soon be a charge to enter. And that there maybe a concert that will close the main square to the public. Don’t forget to save time to walk the peaceful gardens.
Written 30 May 2024
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