Plaza de España and Barrio Santa Cruz, Spain
One of the Plaza's five main buildings.
Plaza de España was built in 1929 for a Spanish-American Expo in a mix of mock-Mudejar and Art Deco styles. The plaza is situated on one side of the large, lush and lovely Maria Luisa Park that is itself studded with tiled fountains, benches, pavilions and exotic plants.
Today the Plaza buildings house local government offices such as Seville Town Hall while in the Parque de Maria Luisa various mansions have been turned into museums.
Buskers are surrounded by history in Plaza de España, where each of 50 alcoves features an historical event and a map of one of Spain's provinces.
One of several brilliant bridges over the Plaza's little moat.
Tiles, tiles, tiles...
Barrio Santa Cruz seen from the Murillo Gardens, if your eyes are open.
Typical narrow streets in the old Jewish ghetto of Barrio Santa Cruz, one of Seville's must-wander areas.
Coffee time in Barrio Santa Cruz.
The largest dining area in Barrio Santa Cruz.
Ceramic art and tiling, unsurprisingly a speciality of shops in Santa Cruz.
Jardines Catalina de Ribera, off Barrio Santa Cruz.
Sevilla to Malaga: 216 kms. By train or car/bus about 2.5 hours.
- to Madrid: 563 kms. By fast train (AVE) about 3 hours, by car 6.5 hours.
- to Cordoba: 150 kms. By train about 45 mins, by car/bus about 1.5 hours.
- to Granada: 260 kms. By train or car/bus about 3 hours.
- to Cadiz: 128 kms. By train or car/bus about 2 hours.
- to Ronda: 127 kms. By car/bus about 2 hours.
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