Plaza de España

The Plaza de España was designed by regionalist architect
Aníbal González as the Square of Honour for the 1929
Ibero-American Exhibition. It is semi-elliptical in shape and
has a canal with a marble balustrade running around it,
separating the buildings from the central part of the plaza.


There are four brick and tile bridges over the canal, representing
the regions, and an impressive palace building,
divided into as many sections as there are provinces in
Spain and flanked by two superb towers, forms the contour
of the plaza. The centrepiece of the plaza is a magnificent
circular fountain.