Two of the main reasons I included Seville on our latest adventure through Europe was because I had never been to Southern Spain and, most importantly, Seville is the sister city to my hometown, Kansas City. The architecture at the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City is modeled after the architecture in the Plaza de España in Seville so I was super excited to see the resemblance in person. We arrived in Seville toward the tail end of our 5 week backpacking trip in Europe so it was a welcome sight to step into the Plaza de España and feel a rush of familiarity and be reminded of my hometown.
The Plaza was even more beautiful than I could have imagined and was shaped in a perfect semi circle surrounding a large fountain. A small canal runs along the semi circle with boats for rent if you’re looking to enjoy the Plaza de España from a different perspective.
After soaking in the magnificent size of the Plaza, my eyes were captivated by the extraordinary designs painted into the railings throughout the Plaza. The designs were intricate and vibrant and gave the Plaza that extra pop of color that made it truly jaw-dropping.
We spent quite a while wandering around the Plaza admiring the familiar architecture and colorful designs. After seeing the architecture in the Plaza de España and the resemblances to the architecture at the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, it’s not hard to understand why Seville is called our sister city.
Have you been to the Plaza de España in Seville? What is your favorite spot in Seville? Drop me a line in the comments below. I love hearing from you!