Sunrise at Plaza de España

Plaza de España - Seville, Spain | Karoliina Kazi

Some sights are even more magical seen in the soft morning sunlight.

Sunrise at Plaza de España - Seville | María Luisa Park | Karoliina KaziSunrise at Plaza de España - Seville | María Luisa Park | Karoliina Kazi

Leave your hotel bed just before sunrise and make your way down to Maria Luisa Park. You can see the Plaza de España flood with golden light and have the place to yourself.

Plaza de España was built for the Ibero-American Exhibition of 1929 and loaded with azulejos – traditional painted tiles. I’m obsessed with anything blue and white so I could easily spend hours here choosing my favourite alcoves, each dedicated to a particular Spanish province.

Stroll across the four charming porcelain bridges that cross the canal in front of the plaza. A layer of charm arrives with the warming sun that glows from the buildings and ceramics. The sunshine glitters along the canal and brings the little rental boats below to life. It’s a deeply captivating place.

Sunrise at Plaza de España - Seville | María Luisa Park | Karoliina Kazi

Sunrise at Plaza de España - Seville | María Luisa Park | Karoliina Kazi

During the day the square fills ups quickly and is one of the most visited spots in the city. So, for your very own private tour of the place – the early bird catches the worm.

Plaza de España

Av de Isabel la Católica, 41004 Sevilla, Spain
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  1. 11th February 2018 / 6:01 pm

    Wow….this place is really wonderful. The ceramic make this palace look so shine and classic. xo

    • 12th February 2018 / 11:36 am

      Plaza de España is really, really wonderful and I’m very happy we managed to get up before sunrise on holiday and see it in the soft sunlight.

  2. helenevlacho
    11th February 2018 / 6:39 pm

    I saw the pictures on Instagram earlier and I loved this morning light and colors! Amazing photos dear!

  3. 11th February 2018 / 6:51 pm

    Wow – this looks absolutely magical. Your images are gorgeous. Very informative blog – thank you.

  4. Jasmin N
    11th February 2018 / 9:20 pm

    Your Spain posts makes me miss Spain so so much! 😍 everything looks so gorgeous out there, especially in the sunrise.

    • 12th February 2018 / 11:40 am

      Thank you Jasmin! It really is a beautiful country and has so much to offer 💛

  5. 12th February 2018 / 8:24 am

    My to visit list is growing so much thanks to your blog lol this is so beautiful 😍

    • 12th February 2018 / 11:41 am

      Glad to have inspired you – that’s the goal 💃🏽

  6. 13th February 2018 / 4:08 pm

    Wow – these photos are stunning, Karoliina! The morning light and the emptiness makes it seems like something out of a dream. I adore all the azulejos. If I ever travel to the Plaza de Espana, I will definitely try to see it in the morning time. 🙂

  7. 13th February 2018 / 5:49 pm

    Wow – such a beautiful place! It has a magical vibe, the colors, the light, the architecture, everything is so beautiful. It’s definitely in my bucket list!

  8. 13th February 2018 / 9:25 pm

    Looks absolutely beautiful! I love how the sunset makes that beautiful warm light to your photos, really beautiful. I should take sunset photos more often. 🙂 And btw, happy upcoming Valentine’s Day!

  9. 13th February 2018 / 10:08 pm

    This place looks so appealing in pictures. I bet this was an exciting experience…love love the pictures

  10. 14th February 2018 / 6:14 am

    Beautiful! It has a glow to it! Your pictures are always so amazing! I could see some of these framed!

    • 14th February 2018 / 9:07 pm

      Morning light is pretty magical 🙂 thank you so much and Happy Valentine’s Day 🌸

  11. 14th February 2018 / 10:41 am

    This architecture involves art! It is amazing how detailed these buildings are.

    • 14th February 2018 / 9:23 pm

      The whole plaza is like one huge piece of art – so many little hand painted details that it would take days to look through all of them.

  12. 14th February 2018 / 3:54 pm

    Girl your photo skills are SICK. I am so in love with all of these I’m literally planning to pop there myself right now. Gorgeous location and gorgeous photos.
    Katja xxx

    • 14th February 2018 / 9:32 pm

      Thank you so much Katja – you’re so sweet! 🙈❤ xx

  13. 20th February 2018 / 10:51 pm

    How absolutely stunning it looks and how empty!!! LOVE it! You’re amazing for getting yourself up so early to capture these beautiful moments and get such killer photos <3 <3 <3
    xox Nadia

    • 21st February 2018 / 10:23 pm

      I love early mornings and we had lots of naps in Seville because it so hot during the day!

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