Visit Seville and discover the site of the 1929 Latin-American Exposition, the first international exposition that showed the the bond between the Iberian Peninsula and the different Latin-American countries.
The route includes a walk through the incomparable and beautiful architecture of the 1929 exposition and also a stroll through the Santa Cruz neighborhood. Visit Seville and get to know this beatiful Park.
Aproximate Duration: 2h
Plaza de América (America Square)
This square and the three buildings that frame it were designed by the great Sevillian architect Anibal Gonzalez on the occasion of the 1929 Exposition. Each building is built in a different architectural style. The Renaissance Pavilion is now an Archeology Museum where the Carambolo Treasure is found (the most important findings of the prehistoric silversmithing), The Gothic Pavilion is currently part of the City Hall and the headquarters for their delegations. The Mudejar Pavilion is the museum of Arts and Popular Customs.
María Luisa Park
Next up we will be entering the Maria Luisa Park, the most famous public park in Seville, compared to Central Park in New York. It was originally part of the gardens of the San Telmo Palace, donated to the city by the Princess Maria Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier, in 1893. It was rearanged and beautify by the french lanscape architect Forestier for the 1929 Exposition. Forestier, who was the conservateruof the Promenades in Paris, gave the gardens a romantic touch inspired in the Generalife Gardens, the Alhambra and the Alcazar in Seville.The garden is home to several monuments dedicated to different Spanihs writers such as Becquer, Cervantes, Machado brothers, etc. Another one of its characteristics is, without a doubt, the used of bricks and tiles in its many fountains, squares, roundabout, benches,etc....For many tourist who visit Seville, this is one of their favorite places.
Plaza de España (Spanish Square)
After visiting the Park we arrive at the Spanish Square. It was constructed by Anibal Gonzalez, Chief Arquitect of the 1929 Exposition, as the Spanish Pavilion. Circling the plaza are painted ceramic benches representing the different provinces in Spain in alphabetical order.
Plaza de Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz Square)
It is impossible to visit Seville wihtout seeing the old Jewish Quarter, or Santa Cruz. It takes its current name from this square. Here used to stand the Santa Cruz Church, until it was demolished by the Napoleon troops in 1810 to make the square.If you want to see other visits including the Santa Cruz Quarter, click here
Plaza de los Venerables (Venerable Square)
In the heart of the Santa Cruz Quarter we find the Veneralbes Square, named after the Hospital de los Venerables (Hospital of the Venerable Priests), located on one of the fronts of the square. A magnificent XVIIth Century building.
Patio de Banderas (The Flag´s Yard)
This nowadays public square was formerly part of the Alcázar. It was remodeled in 1929.
Plaza del Triunfo (The Triumph Square)
At the end of the tour, we arrive at one of the most emblematic points of the city. Here we are surrounded by the Cathedral, the Alcázar and the West Indies Archives.