Guided walking tour in Maria Luisa and Plaza España
Guided walking tour in Maria Luisa and Plaza España
Live a 2-hour guided tour of María Luisa Park and Plaza España. Explore the floral landscaping of the gardens and their magnificent statues, stroll leisurely with us along the paths contemplating the floral beauty while enjoying the unique atmosphere of the park. It is a quiet visit as it should be in your mind during your holidays in Seville and the perfect photography will take place in the Plaza de España where Stars Wars, Mission Impossible or Games of Thrones were filmed; just like HBO chose the Plaza de Toros to shoot one of the best scenes of the fifth season of Game of Thrones.
THE WONDERFUL MARIA LUISA PARK
Come and discover a park that many people DO NOT visit due to lack of time and as it should be. Which is a real shame because the Parque de María Luisa is an essential place to visit , which needs some time just for itself and once you have visited the Cathedral and the Royal Alcazar.
If you did not know, the Parque de María Luisa is a magnificent public garden located in the center of the city of Seville and is both the great green lung of the beautiful Seville and an essential space.
At the beginning, the María Luisa Park began to be built through the gardens of the Palacio de San Telmo, a palace that belonged to the Dukes of Montpensier in the 19th century, but the young Duchess Mª Luisa Fernanda de Borbón decided to offer it to the city around 1893.
In 1910, the María Luisa Park was chosen as the main venue for the future Spanish-American exhibition of the Universal Exposition of 1929.
The Park has a total of almost 34 hectares! They are all divided into several zones, and there are six main zones interconnected with each other. In addition, these pavilions and monuments have the names of famous writers and people from different periods, such as the poet Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer .
A relaxing and essential visit
During the 2-hour tour, of course, we will go to many historical places, but we will also see two very important places that are included in your guided tour:
The Plaza de España , the greatest work of Aníbal González, among the magnificent buildings of the regionalist structures. Don't forget that the square has also been a good location to shoot many movies: Lawrence of Arabia, Mission Impossible, Starwars II and Game of Thrones.
The Plaza de América , also known as Plaza de las Palomas, where the headquarters of the Mudejar pavilion of the Art Gallery of Disciplines and Customs of Seville is located.
Good feelings await you!
Together, we will enjoy swans, ducks, peacocks and songbirds, for our part: we love the statues of lions and their "water spits" from their stone mouths and we adore like children the frog fountain.
It is a perfect place to walk quietly, take good photos and finally feel on vacation and be able to relax.
This tour can be made 100% tailor-made and in any language. We can extend the tour according to your wishes. The final price is calculated according to the number of person, or if it is for a group of children or between friends on a bicycle etc. Ask us for your request in this case.
This visit is very nice to do
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VISIT MARIA LUISA PARK AND PLAZA ESPAÑALocated on the other side of the Guadalquivir river, the María Luisa Park was created in 1855 by Don Álvaro de Aranda. The area was previously a royal garden and was donated to the public. A tropical greenhouse contains hundreds of different types of plants, including many exotic species from around the world. Inside it fits more than 300 people. It also has statues of lions, goddesses and Neptune himself, who watches over the center of the park, where the Neptune Fountain is located, surrounded by two bronze sculptures of lions with their heads hidden under the water that gushes from a Spanish helmet by on top of everything.
HIGHLIGHTS AND MAIN GLORIETAS OF MARIA LUISA.
The Glorieta de Bécquer
La Glorieta de Bécquer is a cult monument in the city of Seville, Spain, located in the Parque de María Luisa, near one of the entrances. This monument dedicated to the Romanticism Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer represents through 3 women the passing love, the love possessed and the love lost. It stands prominently, and is one of the favorite statues of lovers. In the Bécquer compound, there is a small box where you can leave poems, love notes, love sheets, pieces of paper with names.
The pond takes its name from the aquatic plants that float on the water and that were already within the primitive lawn, although the advent that it offers today often comes from the reform carried out by means of Forestier.
Isleta de los Pájaros
Peacocks, ducks and swans are some of the birds that you can find in this pond where the Alfonso XII Pavilion is located, which legend has it that it was there that King Alfonso XII declared his love for María de las Mercedes.
We can see 3 buildings built by Aníbal González for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929. It is one of the places in the Parque de María Luisa with the greatest influx of travelers in the world, due to the incredible ensemble that make up the three buildings and its famous dove fountain.
Fountain of the Frogs
It is the oldest fountain in the Park. In it you can see eight frogs pointing their stream towards the center, where there is a duck resting on a turtle. The beauty of this fountain made many Sevillians place a fountain in the image and likeness of it in their patios.
It is named for the massif that dominates Melilla. From this elevation the exceptional perspectives of the Park are obtained. It is an especially beautiful place at sunset, despite the fact that over time it is one of the places that is deteriorating the most because of people who are dedicated to breaking the lanterns or leaving graffiti.
Glorieta Hermanos Álvarez Quintero
In it you can see a central pond and two benches decorated with tiles in which the portrayed brothers and the titles of their works appear.
The Garden of the Lions
It is the largest and most striking of all the fountains in the park , and it receives its name from the aforementioned stone lions that surround it, placed on small pedestals, whose mouths push the water jets upwards.
San Diego roundabout
La Glorieta de San Diego is the northern boundary between the Southern District and the "Casco Antiguo" District of Seville. It is the southern section of the urban complex that forms with the Plaza de Don Juan de Austria and Avenida de El Cid. The avenues of María Luisa, Portugal, Isabel la Católica, Palos de la Frontera street and the side of Honduras Avenue lead to this square. Today it is the natural access from the center of Seville to the María Luisa Park and the Los Remedios neighborhood.
Aníbal González roundabout
In front of the Plaza de España we will see a statue in honor of one of the most outstanding architects of Seville . This artist contributed to the metropolis with monuments next to the Plaza de España, the Archaeological Museum or the Capilla del Carmen, so in 2000 the City Council decided to thank his tremendous legacy with this symbol.
Right in front of the Parque de María Luisa is the Casino de la Exposición . It is by far one of the fundamental cultural centers of reference within the metropolis. At the time it was built to house the Seville Pavilion that was part of the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929.
Emblematic building of the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929 , the Plaza de España in Seville is one of the symbols of identity of the city. In the form of a big hug, the Plaza de España is a very important architectural complex in Seville since the overwhelming Plaza de España is the most famous in Seville. Several buildings were designed for the Ibero-American exhibition of 1929, and it is surrounded by the María-Luisa Park. Aníbal González designed the Plaza de España, in a Spanish Renaissance architectural style, of great size (200 meters -65% longer than a football field-) and which was intended to represent peace with the former colonies of Spain. The chandeliers are lit at night, so they have to be seen to be believed.
This visit is ideal for people who like to take their time and nature and also The history of Plaza América and Spain are included in the visit
- Visit Plaza de España in Seville.
- Visit Plaza América
- Visit Maria Luisa Park.
- Local and professional guide.
- Visit in Spanish. (other languages, consult private tours)
- Audio guide of the Alcazar (additional cost).
- Hotel pick up.
- Drinks or meals.
- Moderate cancellation policy.
- Cancellations made 48 hours before the start of the activity will be refunded 100%.
- Cancellations made between 48 and 24 hours before the start of the activity, 50% refund.
- Cancellations made less than 24 hours before the start of the activity will not be refunded.
What tips do you need to know before your visit
- Good sports shoes.
- Water bottle.
- Cap / hat in summer.
Rules & Restrictions
- Late arrivals will not be reimbursed . If the group is complete, the visit will begin waiting for a time acceptable to those who are delayed (about 5 / 7mn).
- In recent years, the Seville City Council has renovated the entrances to the María Luisa Park to ensure accessibility and has paved the asphalt roads.
FAQS: Maria Luisa and Plaza EspañaThe answers to the most frequently asked questions.
When was Maria Luisa Park inaugurated?
Maria Luisa Park is the most emblematic park in Seville and one of the oldest, since it opened its doors to the public on April 18, 1914. María Luisa Park, which was originally the private garden of the 19th century lady María Luisa Fernández de Córdoba, was put at the service of the public and became a fundamental part of the urban structure of Seville from very early on. Today, the park covers an area of more than 34 hectares, and offers a wide variety of interesting spaces for both local residents and visitors from the city, from all over Spain and from all over the world.
When was the Plaza de España in Seville inaugurated?
The Plaza de España in Seville is a place located in the center of Seville, Spain. A few years ago it was an important open-air exhibition center that people from all over the world visited when they traveled through Seville. Built in 1929 by Aníbal González, it is an architectural masterpiece that blends styles such as Art Deco and Spanish Renaissance, among others; the neo-Mudejar style can also be seen in some elements of the building's composition. The Plaza itself forms part of a huge semicircle and is accessible via four bridges that cross the moat surrounding the Plaza de Guardias V erdes. The center has been paved with green slabs and has two fountains in which water can still be seen flowing today, one of which bears the name of Vicente Traver . Today, the Plaza de España serves as an open space for events and mass gatherings, in addition to being the headquarters of different government agencies, such as the Department of Employment and Social Security, which deals with labor issues.
When was the restoration of the Plaza de España in Seville carried out?
Between 2007 and 2010 the Seville City Council invested 9 million euros in the restoration of the Plaza de España, an emblematic place that was built by the architect Aníbal González. The restoration team worked with multidisciplinary approaches to restore its ceramic lampposts, benches and even sidewalks from photos and postcards kept in its library. Specialists from Cefoarte and Díaz Cubero collaborated on the project; these creative teams used innovative approaches that blended tradition and modernity to develop restoration strategies for the Plaza de España.
What is the 1929 Ibero-American Exposition in Seville?
In 1929, Seville hosted a world fair to showcase Spanish and Portuguese culture. Guests were able to enjoy performances by their favorite Spanish actors, as well as operas from Portugal. Each city contributed unique delicacies and items that added wonderful flavors to the attendees' experience. Spain and Portugal had been invited to the Universal Exposition of 1925, which was held in Paris. They were unable to attend due to financial problems related to the Great Depression, but vowed then to attend the next exhibition. It took them three years, but they finally fulfilled their promise by inviting guests from all over Latin America and beyond, including: Portugal, Brazil, Mexico and Argentina.
Who built the frog fountain in Maria Luisa Park in Seville?
Built by the ceramist Manuel García-Montalván, who made his two similar copies in the gardens of Tenerife and the Fuente de las Ranas (Chapultepec) in Mexico City, this original fountain has long been a popular symbol of Seville. The frogs are the ones that really catch the eye here: they are the real fountains, through their mouths and beaks! The tortoise is sitting happily in the center, oblivious to all this activity around him.
Where is the Plaza de América in Seville?
The Plaza de America is a large 'rotunda' in the Spanish city of Seville located within the Maria Luisa Park. It is flanked by the Museum of Popular Arts and Customs (neo-Mudejar style) to the north, the Archaeological Museum (neo-Renaissance style) to the south, and the Torre del Oro (Gothic style) to the east. The three buildings on the square were built between 1913 and 1916 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, which took place in Seville in 1929.
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We loved it!! A beautiful visit accompanied by an excellent guide.
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It has been an entertaining and very beautiful visit, Luis, very nice and professional.
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The guide, a great professional, perfectly detailed all the details of the María Luisa Park and showed us details that we would never have discovered on our own.