Seville: Plaza de España – Portico in the middle section

Portico in the middle section of the Plaza de España in Seville, Spain

Portico in the middle section of the Plaza de España

Portico in the middle section of the Plaza de España
The Plaza de España is one of the iconic landmarks of Seville and a popular tourist attraction. It is a grand semi-circular building with a canal in front.

Built in 1928 to showcase Andalusia in the Ibero-American Exhibition of 1929, the Plaza de España reflects the multi-cultural roots of Andalusia with its architecture and decoration.

The image shows the porch in the middle section of the building. As you can see, the structure is a blend of different architectural styles. Notice the ceiling and the columns. Carved with repetitive patterns of hexagon shapes and placed in a grid-like fashion, the paneled ceiling, known as Alfarje, belongs to the Neo-Mudéjar style. The columns, which appeared to be of Greek Ionic Order, belong to the Renaissance style.

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Seville Cathedral: An awe-inspiring architectural marvel
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