At 1928 Seville was a host of Ibero-American Exposition and for this purpose the entire southern end of the city was rebuilt. A pavilions for the exhibitions, gardens and grand boulevards were built to host a great World’s Fair.

One of the highlights was beautiful Plaza de Espana. It was designed by Anibal Gonzales at in 1928 and is located in the Parque de Maria Luisa. It is a mix of Renaissance Revival in Spanish architecture, Art Deco and Neo-Mudejar styles.

The semicircular plaza is approximately 200 meters long, with two towers at the ends. The central building contains of main rooms in which today some Government offices are located. One of them is City Hall. In front of it a small lake is situated with a four bridges on it.

Because of it’s picturesque appearance, the plaza was a backdrop for many movies and music videos. Here are just some of them.

1) Lawrance of Arabia (1962)

2) Star Wars
Episode I, The Phantom Menace (1999)
Episode II, Attack of the Clones (2002)

3) El Dictator (2012)

4) Simply Red, Something got me started – music video (1991)