Snapshot in time: Seville’s Plaza de España

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As the cultural heart of Andalusia, Seville offers plenty of attractions for visitors to enjoy. The magnificent Cathedral, and its attendant Giralda minaret tower, rightly stands as a historic symbol of the city’s African and European heritages, but no less striking is the Plaza de España.

Built in 1929 and located in the Parque de María Luisa, it was built for the Ibero-American Exhibition and showcases some grand architectural flourishes. The half-circle complex stretches around in a wide arc, its 48 alcoves representing each province in Spain, while the site’s moat and four bridges symbolise the country’s four kingdoms. The Vicente Traver fountain is a fine centrepiece and as explorers delve further into the site’s nooks and crannies they cannot fail to be awed by the scale and grandeur of the city’s storied past.

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