|Not very old, it was built in 1928 for an exposition intended to revive ties between Spain and Latin America.|
It's garish, gaudy, and glorious in its visual excess. Best known to
movie goers, perhaps, as the Palace of Naboo from Attack of the
Clones, but also the locale for scenes from Lawrence of
Arabia (British Army Headquarters), and more recently, The
If you visit Seville, do not turn up your nose at this place because some snooty guidebook disses the place, or it's 20th century. It is very much worth a visit.
Left: Tile map of Seville|
Below: Lining the coutyard are alcoves representing the provinces of Spain. They usually include the coat of arms of the province, a representative scene, and a map of the province
|Above: Balearic Islands|
|Above: Cadiz||Above; Canary Islands|
|One of several alcoves celebrating Seville, for two
1. Seville was the trade port with the Americas in the heyday of Spanish rule, and ...
2. If you don't like it, host your own exposition.
|Below: Ciudad Real, capital of La Mancha, thus explaining Don Quixote and Sancho||Above: Castellon
Numerous alcoves were inaccessible because of restoration.
Below: Hey, what do you know! It's Seville again!
Below: Guess what? Seville
|A moat with bridges circles the plaza. Unfortunately, this day it was empty.|
|Most of the rooms are government offices. These are views of staircases and the colonnades.|
|All the railings are richly decorated porcelain. A few, alas, need repair.|
|Decorative masonry in the plaza|
Created 21 December 2011, Last Update 23 December 2011
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