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Plaza de España

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  • Day35

    Sevilla

    November 17, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Dem Regen und Kälte von Algo entflohen. Auf dem Weg zur Küste noch Halt in Sevilla gemacht.
    Abends noch zur Plaça de España gefahren. Schöner Platz wo sich alles trifft. Das angrenzende halbrund Gebäude wurde 1929 erstellt und symbolisierte die Verbundenheit Spaniens zu seinen südamerikanischen Kolonien.Read more

  • Day8

    Sevilla - Royal Palace (Unesco)

    October 7, 2020 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    It’s also called “Alcázar Real de Sevilla” or “Reales Alcázares de Sevilla”. It comes from the Arabic “al-qasr” that palace means. It’s part of the UNESCO world heritage list, but unfortunately I didn’t visit the inside because of my limited time in the city. The outside was already impressive enough to get glimpse of the history and beauty.

    The complex of palaces is in the Mudéjar style, which is a architectural style with many influences from Moorish and Christian culture. It is probably the oldest palace still in use in Europe; when King Felipe V visits Seville, this UNESCO-listed palace is still his residence.

    In the year 913, Abd-ar-Rahman III gave the order for the construction of a castle on this site where a Roman “castle” once stood. The castle was further expanded into a palace by King Al-Moetamid (the last king of the Abbadid dynasty) in the 11th century. In the 14th century, the Spanish recaptured the palace from the Moors, after which King Alfons X of Castile expanded the palace. In 1364, King Peter I of Castile ('The Cruel') ordered the construction of a new palace, the Alcázar, after which his successors continued to build the palace.
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  • Day16

    Sevilla - Plaza de España

    June 20, 2018 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 23 °C

    The last footprint from Spain! We spent the last evening in Sevilla at the Plaza de España. It is a very nice Plaza, especially in the evening when it is not so hot anymore.

    All in all the trip through Andalusia was really great. Tomorrow morning we will start the next road trip: From Sevilla via Faro, Lagos and Lissabon to Porto.

    Der letzte Footprint aus Spanien! Den letzten Abend haben wir am Plaza de España verbracht. Es ist ein wirklich beeindruckender Platz vor allem wenn alles langsam beleuchtet wird.

    Damit ist unsere Andalusien-Rundreise beendet. Morgen früh geht es aber gleich ins nächste Abenteuer. Zunächst mit dem Bus nach Faro und von dort mit dem Auto an der Küste entlang bis nach Porto. Das beste: Unser nächstes Hotel hat einen Pool!!!! ✌👋
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  • Day2

    Plaza de Espana

    April 19, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Acordámos bem tarde. Eu na realidade já estava acordada á umas horas de ressaca e com dor de cabeça.
    Depois de um pequeno almoço rápido estivemos a passear à toa por Sevilha, sem rumo, sem destino. A aproveitar cada momento, cada recanto, a catedral, a Plaza de Triunfo, Jardines de Murillo. Até chegarmos sem querer a Plaza de Espana.
    Fiquei de boca aberta com esta praça imponente, de outra época, com pessoas a passear de barco ou a cavalo, ao som de castanholas ou sevilhanas, com bailarinos a animar os transeuntes.

    Voltámos para o centro, para comer no El Pinto (sugestão do Faban, não está mas sugere à mesma), numa rua estreita onde fomos logo avisados que tínhamos menos de 30 minutos para comer porque as esplanadas fechavam às 18h para deixar passar as santas.
    Infelizmente a chuva vez se sentir, saímos da esplanada à mesma e nenhuma santa saiu à rua porque elas têm medo da chuva. Milhares de cadeiras foram instaladas para que as pessoas pudessem apressar as santas confortavelmente, mas estas ficaram a apanhar chuva enquanto cada um tentava abrigar-se, provavelmente a comer e beber como eles sabem tão bem. Claro que nós fizemos o mesmo.

    A chuva não parou, as santas não saíram à rua, os querentes faziam fila para ver as santas nas igrejas já que não iam sair, nós fomos a Triana comer umas tapas, não me arrependo de ter andado quase de 30 minutos à chuva até chegar lá.

    Na volta, parámos num bar de música ao vivo, sevilhanas com locais de todas as idades a dançar sevilhanas, pelos vistos ainda não perderam a cultura e não é apenas algo para o turista ver.
    Quando me abordaram a perguntar "tu bailas sevilhanas¿" é que precebi que era uma coisa super local, até tive vergonha quando respondi que não.

    Na realidade, aprendi a dançar tinha 12 anos, mas não me lembro de grande coisa.
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    Tiago Valentim

    À toa?! 😎

    4/22/19Reply
     
  • Day16

    Plaza de Espana

    January 15, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    Nearby was Plaza de Espana with the remains of the 1929 international fair for Spanish-speaking countries. Along the exterior walls of the building were historic scenes and maps of each province in Spain done in ceramic tile. There has been more tile work here than the northern cities. I’m learning that tile will last forever. There was a flamenco dancer and guitarist busking. For all you Game of Throne fans, this site was used in the production of the series. John didn’t see anything that looked familiar to him and he’s watched the whole series but admits he’s not good with details. Notice the new wool scarf I bought him as he was complaining that his neck was cold because he got his hair cut too short. Where does he get his ideas from?! So this is his new European look with no baseball cap!

    Since John was quickly fading at this point, we ate out at a recommended tapas restaurant, which are everywhere. I learned that with so little new construction in Sevilla, the unemployed engineers and architects have invested in renovating old spaces to create new tapas bars and cafes.
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    Tell Dad he looks much more European with the scarf. I think the Dornish scenes were filmed in Spain. Some other Game of Thrones here need to chime in! Apparently one of the prequel Star Wars movies was filmed there, too. Dad should also recognize that!

    1/19/18Reply

    -Alyssa

    1/19/18Reply
    Betty Foidart

    My mistake......the Plaza de Espana was not used for GOT but was used for Starwars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (city of Theed on the the planet Naboo). It was also used for filming Lawrence of Arabia. GOT was filmed in the Alcazar.

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  • Day4

    Plaza de Espana

    April 21, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Die Plaza de España ist einer der bekanntesten Plätze in Sevilla, Spanien. Als Sevilla 1929 die Iberoamerikanische Ausstellung veranstaltete, wurden viele Gebäude für die Ausstellung im Maria Luisa Park errichtet, unter diesen die Plaza de España von Aníbal González.Read more

  • Day3

    Plaza de España

    February 23, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Die Plaza de Espana ist einer der bekanntesten plätze in Sevilla, Spanien. Als Sevilla 1929 die Iberoamerikanische Ausstellung veranstaltet, wurden viele Gebäude für die Ausstellung im Maria Luisa Park errichtet unter diesen die Plaza de Espana. Von "Gebäude" wird hier deshalb gesprochen, weil Platz durch ein halbkreisförmiges Gebäude, das sich nahtlos um den Platz legt, erst gebildet wurde. Der Halbkreis hat einen Durchmesser von 200 Metern und soll eine Umarmung der südamerikanischen Kolonien durch Spanien symbolisieren. Außerdem zeigt die Öffnung des Halbkreises in Richtung Fluss, als Parabel für den Weg, dem man folgen muss, um nach Amerika zu gelangen.
    Das Gebäude ist versehen mit Klinkern, Marmor und Keramiken, die ihm ein Aussehen in einer verspielten Mischung zwischen Renaissance und Barock verleihen. An den Wänden befinden sich eine Reihe von Kachelornamenten, welche an die 48 spanischen Provinzen erinnern sollen und dabei in alphabetischer Reihenfolge angeordnet sind. Dabei sind Landkarten der Provinzen, Mosaike mit historischen Begebenheiten sowie die Wappen der Hauptstädte jeder Provinz dar.
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  • Day6

    Plaza de Espana

    July 4, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Ein wirklich gelungener Pavillon, der anlässlich der Ibero-Amerkianischen Ausstellung 1929 gebaut wurde. Der spanische Pavillon sollte den neuen Kontinent Amerika "umarmen". Daher seine halbrunde Form, die nach Westen hin geöffnet ist. Auf diesem Platz wurden auch Teile des Star Wars Films Episode 2 gedreht.Read more

  • Day9

    Sevilla, Spain

    July 24, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    Am zweiten Tag in Sevilla folgte das obligatorische Sightseeing. Mit KK tourten wir zur Cathedral of Seville, wo aber viel zu viele Leute anstanden, um in der Hitze zu warten. Deshalb ging es weiter zur Plaza de España, wo wir uns erstmal eine Verschnaufpause gönnten. Auf dem Rückweg zum Hostel gönnten wir uns Tapas und ein Bier.Read more

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