Plaza de España in Seville, Spain is absolutely stunning. It was a place we had never heard of, never seen, but we can understand why it’s such a massive tourist draw in a city full of beautiful corners and inventive architecture. Its stately look and grand scale won it a place in Star Wars, Episode II: Attack of the Clones

. How much of an award that is, I’m unsure.

It was the number-one recommendation of Alphonso, one of Couchsurfing’s true stars, who’s hosted around 150 people — including us. We wandered down the riverside and through the gardens, then stood in disbelief for a few seconds. We see a lot of ‘must-sees’: hopefully these photos give you hint of why this place broke through the glut of experiences.

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What do you think? Beautiful enough to visit?

Your thoughts on "Seville’s Plaza de España in 12 photos and a Star Wars clip"

  • I can go to a place that was in Star Wars. This just went to the top of my list of places to visit.

    on July 14, 2012 at 6:09 pm Reply
    • It was a highlight for me. Spain is full of amazing architecture -- some 2,000+ years old like the aqeuduct of Segovia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aqueduct_of_Segovia) which we visited yesterday. Others are quite new -- like this place. It makes Seville all the more amazing.

      on July 15, 2012 at 4:37 am Reply
  • Beautiful place! I like the architecture here, which looks so peaceful and holy.

    on July 18, 2012 at 2:55 am Reply
    • Yes, it certainly has an religious feel to it, although it's a secular building. Issues of empire and architecture, perhaps?

      on July 18, 2012 at 3:52 am Reply

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