Plaza de América (Seville)

FROM The man in the front seat / April 8, 2016

General

Plaza America is located in the Parque Maria Luisa (Maria Luis Park) and is flanked by three wonderful buildings; the Museum of Popular Arts, the Archaeological Museum and the Royal Pavillion, which together form Plaza America.

History

The three buildings, along with the square at the centre, were contructed by Anibel Gonzalez and all built between 1913-1916 for the Ibero-American Fair of 1929. Each building was constructed in a different architectural style that have appeared throughout Spanish history.

Highlights

Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares (Museum of Popular Arts)

Built in a Mudejar (combination of Muslim& Christian) stlyle, during the Ibero-American Exposition it was the Pavilion of Ancient Art. Also known as Mudejar pavilion for his constructive style, in brick with ceramic applications, replete with fanciful motifs.

Pabellón Real (Royal Pavillion)

Built in the gothic style it was during the exhibition was designed to house the art collections of the Royal House. The building is highlighted by a beautiful coffered polychrome wood and ceramic white and blue facade.

Museo Arqueológico (Archaeological Museum)

Built in a Neo-Renaissance style with an exterior heavily influenced by the Monterey Palace in Salamanca, the building was used as a museum of Fine Arts during the exhibition.

Glorieta de Cervantes (Roundabout of  Cervantes)

Designed by Rodriguez Marin, this small roundabout is adourned with ceramic works dedicated to Cervantes and his creation Don Quijote

 

A guided visit to the Plaza de América is available, along with a visit to the Royal Alcazar of Seville, on;

SEV0005: Seville Alcazar & Plaza America

Plaza de América (Seville)
Plaza de América. Some of the beautiful ceramic tiles decorating the Glorieta de Cervantes in Plaza de América
Plaza de América.
Plaza de América.
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