Maria Luisa Park Walk (Self Guided), Seville

Maria Luisa Park is one of the most beautiful parks in Spain and most likely the rest of Europe as well. This 85-acre (34-hectare) site was formerly the gardens of a royal palace and is filled with gardens, pools, monuments, historic buildings, fountains and museums. Walk or jog along tree-lined avenues, enjoy a horse and carriage ride and let the children run about the open spaces.

The highlight of the park is the Plaza de España, a large semicircular building that was commissioned for the Spanish American Exhibition of 1929. The stunning façade has been seen in several movies, including Lawrence of Arabia. Stroll along the colonnade and see the tiled alcoves with their ceramic benches. Each one of these spaces represents a different province of Spain. In front of the building is a small canal. Rent a boat and glide across the water.

Other highlights of Maria Luisa Park are plazas and monuments dedicated to writers and a round Moorish-style pavilion on the edge of a lake, dedicated to King Alfonso XIII. Visit the southern end of the park for its two museums, housed inside magnificent pavilions. The Bellas Artes contains the Archeology Museum while the Mudejar hosts the Museum of Popular Arts and Customs.
How it works: A discovery walk features a route using which you can explore a popular city neighborhood on your own. This walk, along with other self-guided walks in over 1,000 cities, can be found on the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app's built-in GPS navigation functions allow following this walk route with ease. The app works both online and offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Maria Luisa Park Walk Map

Guide Name: Maria Luisa Park Walk
Guide Location: Spain » Seville
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 2.9 Km or 1.8 Miles
Author: naomi

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