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Plaza de España
Plaza de España

Plaza de España

Open daily
Avenida de Isabel la Catolica, Seville

The Basics

While the buildings of the Plaza de España mostly house government offices, the tiled alcoves make for a pleasant stroll; each of the 48 alcoves depicts scenes from one province of Spain. Due to the plaza’s popularity, it’s almost always included as a stop on Seville sightseeing tours (walking tours, bike tours, and river cruises), along with other points of interest like the Seville Cathedral (Catedral de Sevilla), Alcázar royal palace (Real Alcázar), and the Santa Cruz quarter.

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Seville Sightseeing Tour: Royal Alcazar Palace, Plaza de Espana, Seville Cathedral and Santa Cruz Quarter
Seville Sightseeing Tour: Royal Alcazar Palace, Plaza de Espana, Seville Cathedral and Santa Cruz Quarter
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$77.16 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Well managed walking tour.
Picked up on time near hotel, most of the tour was on foot after that. Excellent knowledgable guide who managed the large group very well given the crowds of tourists, and the heat! The Plaza, Palace, Jewish quarter, and Cathedral are wonderful sites to see.
David G, May 2019

Recent reviews from experiences in Seville

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Our tour guide, Melissa, was very...
Susan Lizardo, Nov 2017
Seville Sightseeing Tour: Royal Alcazar Palace, Plaza de Espana, Seville Cathedral and Santa Cruz Quarter
Our tour guide, Melissa, was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions about the sites visited. She has an amazing personality making you feel very at home in Seville. The sites visited were amazing! I highly recommend this tour.
star-4
Nice walking tour, guide was...
RITESRATH, Jul 2017
Seville Sightseeing Tour: Royal Alcazar Palace, Plaza de Espana, Seville Cathedral and Santa Cruz Quarter
Nice walking tour, guide was thorough with good historical perspective, appropriate length 4 hours, headsets sometimes don't work well indoors.
star-5
Naomi, was our private guide for...
Lisa G, Apr 2016
Seville Private Tour to Jewish Quarter and Plaza de Espana
Naomi, was our private guide for this tour. She was so easy going and made the history of Spain and Seville very interesting. We had a great time with her and it was a wonderful experience.
star-4
This tour was very good and we had...
stephanie b, Oct 2017
Seville Sightseeing Tour: Royal Alcazar Palace, Plaza de Espana, Seville Cathedral and Santa Cruz Quarter
This tour was very good and we had an excellent guide called Melissa. She was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and she made the tour very enjoyable. It was a good tour for seeing some of the main attractions in Seville. The only criticism would be that there was quite a bit of waiting around when people were moved about from one tour to another or when new people joined.
star-5
Excellent Tour! Great to be picked...
Chas W, Oct 2017
Seville Sightseeing Tour: Royal Alcazar Palace, Plaza de Espana, Seville Cathedral and Santa Cruz Quarter
Excellent Tour! Great to be picked up at our Hotel and the Guides were informative and knowledgeable. We didn't wait in line very long for entry into the Palace or the Cathedral and they were both well worth seeing! We highly recommend doing this Tour it was worth it!
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Fabulous tour with Melisa! She was...
Nancy, Jul 2017
Seville Sightseeing Tour: Royal Alcazar Palace, Plaza de Espana, Seville Cathedral and Santa Cruz Quarter
Fabulous tour with Melisa! She was so enthusiastic, funny, and knowledgeable. She takes great care of all of her clients, and was especially patient with some older ladies on our tour:. Pick up was prompt, and the vehicle for transport was good. Highly recommend this tour!
star-4
Seville is amazing. This tour was in...
Megan A, Nov 2016
Seville Sightseeing Tour: Royal Alcazar Palace, Plaza de Espana, Seville Cathedral and Santa Cruz Quarter
Seville is amazing. This tour was in both English and Spanish so took a bit of time. Tour guide did a great job especially since she was fighting a cold. Very knowledgeable.
star-5
This was a great experience. All of...
Thomas H, Dec 2016
Seville Sightseeing Tour: Royal Alcazar Palace, Plaza de Espana, Seville Cathedral and Santa Cruz Quarter
This was a great experience. All of the main attractions at once! The guides were informative and they spoke English clearly. We loved Seville.
star-4
Seville is a wonderful city and the...
Trevor, May 2017
Seville Sightseeing Tour: Royal Alcazar Palace, Plaza de Espana, Seville Cathedral and Santa Cruz Quarter
Seville is a wonderful city and the tour capture some of the most famous and interesting sites. The guide gave a great deal of information regarding the history and interest stories we got a great feel for the immense importance of the history, architecture and character of the city with this tour.
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We had a fantastic guide Melissa who...
Lis A, Oct 2016
Seville Sightseeing Tour: Royal Alcazar Palace, Plaza de Espana, Seville Cathedral and Santa Cruz Quarter
We had a fantastic guide Melissa who made the Tour in the Palace and the Cathedral lively and interesting!
star-5
Good tour. Covered all main points...
twills, Sep 2016
Seville Sightseeing Tour: Royal Alcazar Palace, Plaza de Espana, Seville Cathedral and Santa Cruz Quarter
Good tour. Covered all main points of a wonderful city. Plaza de Espana is awesome. Guide was funny and spoke Spanish, English and French pretty well.
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The Royal Alcazar Palace and the...
Francisco N, Sep 2015
Seville Sightseeing Tour: Royal Alcazar Palace, Plaza de Espana, Seville Cathedral and Santa Cruz Quarter
The Royal Alcazar Palace and the Seville Cathedral excursion was wonderful. I was also very pleasantly surprised in seeing the beautiful interior of the Plaza de Espana! Inside here we were able to view representations of all the provinces located within Spain -- including Zamora, the birthplace of my husband. We were very impressed!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Plaza de España is a must-see for all first-time visitors to Seville.

  • Don’t forget to wear sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat, as the central portion of the plaza doesn’t offer much shade.

  • Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to walk; the plaza is the size of five football fields.

  • The flat plaza is accessible to wheelchair users and strollers, as are some of the surrounding sights.

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How to Get There

The Plaza de España sits near the river in the historic district (Centro Histórico) of Seville. It’s easily (and best) accessed on foot; bear left upon entering Maria Luisa Park.

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When to Get There

While the alcoves are shaded, much of the plaza is exposed to the intense Spanish sun, so plan to visit from September to May when the sunshine is welcome rather than scorching. To experience the plaza with the fewest crowds, visit first thing in the morning or in the early evening.

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A Spanish Photo Op

If you spend some time observing visitors within the plaza, you’ll likely notice Spanish couples and families having their pictures taken in front of the colorful ceramic tiled alcoves. It’s become somewhat of a tradition for visiting Spaniards to snap a photo on their home province’s bench.

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