Spain Square (Seville)

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    Construction of the Spain Square

    It was one of the main constructions of the Ibero-American exhibition of 1929. It was designed by the architech Aníbal González.
  • Inauguration of the Ibero-American exhibition of 1929

    Inauguration of the Ibero-American exhibition of 1929
    On May 9, 1929, the opening ceremony was held in the Spain Square with the presence of the highest authorities of the country. The works had been completed, althoug some minor work still have to be carried out such as replacement of benches and streetlights.
  • Filming of the movie 'Lawrence of Arabia'

    Filming of the movie 'Lawrence of Arabia'
    The Square represented the headquarters of the British Army in Cairo
  • Filming of the movie 'El viento y el león'

    Filming of the movie 'El viento y el león'
    The film was carried out by Sean Connery; the square appears while some troops parade
  • Filming of the movie Star Wars Attack of the Clones

    Filming of the movie Star Wars Attack of the Clones
    The Square represents the planet Naboo, although the scene of the filming was digitally modified
  • Restoration of the square

    Rehabilitation work was carried out on the glazed ceramics. Moreover, rental boats were installed in the estuary
  • Statue of Anibal González

    A bronze statue of Aníbal González was installed.
  • Filming of the movie The Dictator

    Directed and starring by Sacha Baron Cohen, the square is the dictator's mansion digitally modified
  • Extra Information

    It is the largest building of all those that were erected in the city during the 20th century. The square has large dimensions and a semi-elliptical shape, which symbolizes the embrace of Spain to its former American territories, and looks towards the Guadalquivir River, as the way forward to America. The construction is made of exposed brick and has extensive ceramic decoration.
  • Further information

    Further information
    On the walls of the square there is a series of 48 benches that represent, in alphabetical order, 46 peninsular Spanish provinces (all except Seville) and the 2 archipelagos, with their shield, a map and a cloth Pisan tile with outstanding historical facts of that territory.