SPAIN: SEVILLA ~ Plaza de España (Star Wars Film Location)

April 14, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Seville, Andalucia, Spain -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonSeville, Andalucia, Spain -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonSeville, Andalucia, Spain


"I need to find out where this place is!" is the only thing I kept thinking after watching Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones in 2002. The movie itself, so-so, but the short 48-second scene with Padmé and young Anakin (and a digitized R2-D2 following them) walking through this beautiful 'city' completely mesmerized me. 

The location: Plaza de España in Sevilla that served as the city of Theed on the planet Naboo in the movie. 14 years after (holy shit, I feel old!) obsessing about it in the movie, I finally got to see the place for myself.

 


PLAZA DE ESPAÑA ~ SEVILLA


So the Plaza is not a very popular tourist spot – it's basically government buildings, so you can't really go inside, but just walk around the grounds. Which is fine with me. The Plaza is just southeast of the Universidad de Sevilla and right in between the Maria Luisa Park and the Guadalquivir River. I knew the place looked gorgeous in the movie, but seeing it in person, I was shocked to find how stunningly beautiful it actually is.

I won't write much more about it, enjoy the photos, or even better, try to get to Sevilla yourself – it's bloody beautiful, and worth the visit, especially for Star Wars fans

 

Seville, Andalucia, Spain -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonSeville, Andalucia, Spain -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonTorre Sur Plaza de España Torre Sur Plaza de España


Seville, Andalucia, Spain -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonSeville, Andalucia, Spain -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonTorre Sur Plaza de España Torre Sur Plaza de España


Seville, Andalucia, Spain -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonSeville, Andalucia, Spain -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonA massive semicircular structure in the middle of Sevilla A massive semicircular structure in the middle of Sevilla


Seville, Andalucia, Spain -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonSeville, Andalucia, Spain -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonThe grandness of this place...! The grandness of this place...!


Seville, Andalucia, Spain -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonSeville, Andalucia, Spain -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonBeautifully painted railings Beautifully painted railings


Seville, Andalucia, Spain -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonSeville, Andalucia, Spain -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonThe middle child, chillin' in front of Plaza de España The middle child, chillin' in front of Plaza de España 


Seville, Andalucia, Spain -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonSeville, Andalucia, Spain -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonCentral building and fountain at → Plaza de España Central building and fountain at → Plaza de España 


Seville, Andalucia, Spain -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonSeville, Andalucia, Spain -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonDetailed stone work all over the ground Detailed stone work all over the ground


Seville, Andalucia, Spain -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonSeville, Andalucia, Spain -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer Mahon Thousands of azulejos - painted ceramic tiles  Thousands of azulejos - painted ceramic tiles


Seville, Andalucia, Spain -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonSeville, Andalucia, Spain -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonStanding on one of the four bridges crossing over the canal Standing on one of the four bridges crossing over the canal


Torre Norte → Plaza de España Seville, Andalucia, Spain -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonSeville, Andalucia, Spain -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonTorre Norte → Plaza de España Torre Norte → Plaza de España


A few of the 48 tiled alcoves/benches at the Plaza de Espana in Sevilla, Andalucia, Spain -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonSeville, Andalucia, Spain -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonA few of the 48 tiled alcoves/benches – each representing a region of Spain and telling its history A few of the 48 tiled alcoves/benches – each representing a region of Spain and telling its history


Sun shining on the ground-floor verandah at the Plaza de Espana in Seville, Andalucia, Spain -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonSeville, Andalucia, Spain -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonSun shining on the ground-floor verandah Sun shining on the ground-floor verandah (you'll probably also recognize this spot from Star Wars)


Seville, Andalucia, Spain -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonSeville, Andalucia, Spain -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonTime to check out the second floor Time to check out the second floor


Decorative, detailed tiling everywhere at the Plaza de Espana in Seville, Andalucia, Spain -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonSeville, Andalucia, Spain -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonDecorative, detailed tiling everywhere Decorative, detailed tiling everywhere


Seville, Andalucia, Spain -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonSeville, Andalucia, Spain -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonEven more gorgeous from up here Even more gorgeous from up here


Love how the bricks seem like they're glowing when the sun hits them  at Plaza de Espana in Sevilla, Andalucia, Spain -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonSevilla, Andalucia, Spain -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonLove how the bricks seem like they're glowing when the sun hits them Love how the bricks seem like they're glowing when the sun hits them


This place! I can't get enough of it! Seville, Andalucia, Spain  -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonSeville, Andalucia, Spain -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonThis place! I can't get enough of it! Seville, Andalucia, Spain This place! I can't get enough of it!


Seville, Andalucia, Spain -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonSeville, Andalucia, Spain -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonI mean, look how much work has gone into these railings I mean, look how much work has gone into these railings


Seville, Andalucia, Spain -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonSeville, Andalucia, Spain -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonSomeone is photo-bombing me Someone is photo-bombing me


Seville, Andalucia, Spain -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonSeville, Andalucia, Spain -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonBeautiful Beautiful


Seville, Andalucia, Spain -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonSeville, Andalucia, Spain -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonI'm completely mesmerized by this place I'm completely mesmerized by this place


Seville, Andalucia, Spain -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonSeville, Andalucia, Spain -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonAmazed at all the details on all the columns and railings Amazed at all the details on all the columns and railings


Seville, Andalucia, Spain -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonSeville, Andalucia, Spain -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonWalking through Maria Luisa Park (Parque de María Luisa) Walking through Maria Luisa Park (Parque de María Luisa)


Seville, Andalucia, Spain -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonSeville, Andalucia, Spain -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonAnd making friends along the way And making friends along the way


Seville, Andalucia, Spain -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonSeville, Andalucia, Spain -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonBeautiful gardens - though it's winter here, so I'm sure even prettier in the spring and summer Beautiful gardens - though it's winter here, so I'm sure even prettier in the spring and summer


Seville, Andalucia, Spain -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonSeville, Andalucia, Spain -Travel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer MahonThat's it for Seville, time to hop in the car and head to Cordoba That's it for Seville, time to hop in the car and head to Cordoba


Photos taken | written by JENNIFER MAHON


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