The Square of Spain of Seville is one of the most spectacular architecture spaces in the city. It was constructed as the main building of the Latin-American Exhibition of Seville of 1929 and all the provinces of Spain are represented in tiles along the walls, as well as the busts of illustrious Spanish people.
The square is of big dimensions, it has a semi-elliptical form, which symbolizes the embrace of Spain around its ancient colonies and it faces the Guadalquivir, the passageway to the Americas.
Its entire surface is 50 000 squared meters approximately, 19 000 are constructed and the remaining 31 000 are open space. It is bordered by a pond which covers 515 square meters and is crossed by four bridges. The buildings which wrap around the square consist of a central building, wings with intermediate buildings and towers at each end. This setting follows the shape of a type of town with curved wings designed by the Italian architect Andrea Palladio found in his Four books of architecture, which Aníbal González had studied.
The construction is built in brick and has ample decoration of ceramics, panelled ceilings, wrought and embossed ironwork and carved marble, which gives a Renaissance ambience, according to the writings of Aníbal González his inspiration for designing the square was the Spanish Renaissance, but he modernized it. The two towers, which flank the square provide an ambience of baroque style, are 74 meters high, and the academics were not happy because they rivaled in height with the Giralda.
The central theme, work of Vicente Traver, has been very questioned because it breaks the rotundity of the square. The pond is crossed by 4 bridges which represent 4 ancient kingdoms of Spain.
In the walls of the square there are a series of 48 benches which represent forty six peninsular Spanish provinces – forty six all except Seville and two archipelagos Canaries and Balearics with their shields, maps and a tile image with historical facts from the province or archipelago represented, placed in alphabetical order.