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Plaza de España – Sevilla by neobit

The Plaza de España, designed by Aníbal González, was a principal building built on the Maria Luisa Park’s edge to showcase Spain’s industry and technology exhibits. González combined a mix of 1920s Art Deco and ‘mock Mudejar’, and Neo-Mudéjar styles. The Plaza de España complex is a huge half-circle with buildings continually running around the edge accessible over the moat by numerous bridges representing the four ancient kingdoms of Spain. In the centre is the Vicente Traver fountain. By the walls of the Plaza are many tiled alcoves, each representing a different province of Spain.
Today the Plaza de España mainly consists of Government buildings. The Seville Town Hall, with sensitive adaptive redesign, is located within it. The Plaza’s tiled ‘Alcoves of the Provinces’ are backdrops for visitors portrait photographs, taken in their own home province’s alcove. Towards the end of the park, the grandest mansions from the fair have been adapted as museums. The farthest contains the city’s archaeology collections. The main exhibits are Roman mosaics and artefacts from nearby Italica.

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Greece. Rhodes. Quay at the port of Mandraki. by architecturalphotographer

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The yacht on the background of the mills by architecturalphotographer

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Mill on the background of the rising sun by architecturalphotographer

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Fortress of St. Nicholas by architecturalphotographer

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The fortress wall in the harbor at sunset by architecturalphotographer

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