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Parque de María Luisa

  • Main entrance: Glorieta San Diego Map It
  • Parque Maria Luisa
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  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 06/07/2014

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Formerly the garden of the Palacio de San Telmo, this park blends formal design and wild vegetation. In the burst of development that gripped Seville in the 1920s, it was redesigned for the 1929 World's Fair, and the impressive villas you see now are the fair's remaining pavilions, many of them consulates or schools; the old Casino holds the Teatro Lope de Vega, which puts on mainly musicals. Note the Anna Huntington statue of El Cid (Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, 1043–99), who fought both for and against the Muslim rulers during the Reconquest. The statue was presented to Seville by the Massachusetts-born sculptor for the 1929 World's Fair.

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Main entrance: Glorieta San Diego, Seville, 41003, Spain

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Updated 06/07/2014


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