Seville – Casco Antiguo – Santa Cruz – Plaza de España

The Plaza de España, a square located in the Parque de María Luisa in the southern end of Barrio Santa Cruz, was built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929.

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The building was used to showcase Spain’s industry and technology exhibits during the exposition.

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The architect was Aníbal González who mixed Art Deco, mock-Moorish and Moorish Revival (Neo-Mudéjar) styles in the design.

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The buildings of the plaza form a half-circle which is accessible via bridges over the moat. Here’s a video to give you more of an idea.

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The front wall of the buildings contain alcoves which each represent the different regions and cities of Spain.

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If you click on one of the photos below, you’ll be able to see them as a full-screen slideshow.

The square was used as a location for Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones where it was used for exterior shots of the City of Theed on the Planet Naboo.

Please also see my other posts on Barrio Santa Cruz.

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