Plaza De Espana
Activity: Plaza de Espana. Bus Stop: Palos de La Frontera, but would highly recommend walking. Free parking just south of the Plaza. Cost: Free. Hours: Sunrise to sunset.
This is one of those places that you can see a million pictures of, but it will STILL take your breath away when you see it in person! It’s a big free plaza built for The World’s Fair in 1920. You may recognize the red palace from from Star Wars, Game of Thrones, or one of the other many movies that used it as a filming location.
What impressed me most about Plaza de Espana was all the intricate tile work. Everywhere you looked, there were gorgeous blue and yellow ceramic tiles. I especially loved the tile work on the bridges going over the small river that runs through the center of the plaza. There are ceramic tile bench displays from every province in Spain. We had fun sitting and eating lunch in one of these pretty alcoves and then watching Lorenzo join the other children chasing bubbles from one of the street performers.
We kept coming back to Plaza de Espana during our trip to Seville. Perhaps this was because it was where we found cheap all-day parking (our home exchange was outside of the city this time) but I also loved returning here because it changed with the light. In the evening, the fountain is lit up with tons of different colors!