The María Luisa park in Seville it is without a doubt the most well-known of the city, in fact, was declared “Well of Cultural Interest” in 1983, specifically in the category of “Historic garden“.
With a surface area of 34 ha covered by a fresh green mantle, the Maria Luisa Park is the main green lung of and Seville, one of the prettiest parks in Spain and one of the best-loved spots of the city.
This park is a space that will give you a feeling of joy is as be found in a type of romantic garden with extensive spaces and aromas relaxing. The sound of their sources to generate a peace and a state of incomparable relaxation.
It was in the year 1893, when the infanta María Luisa Fernanda de Borbón, who was the widow of the duke of Montpensier decided that I would donate to Seville a part of the private gardens of the palace of San Telmo. In this way, in 1914 was opened as an urban park.
In the year 1929 was incorporated into the park: the squares of Spain and America for the Ibero-american Exhibition of that same year, which became one of the main monuments of the park.
Wonders of the Parque de Maria Luisa of Seville
This great movie was built by Aníbal González in 1929; it is the main building and which had the greatest extension in the Exposure Iberoamercana of the city from The Giralda tower in that year.
This square is very photographed for its great beauty, even, on several occasions, movies are quite famous, such as for example “Star Wars”, have had it as a scenario. Also, it is widely used to photograph weddings and promises of love.
The place symbolizes “a hug from Spain in their former territories”, it is a place full of romance, especially by their boating.
The glorieta de Bécquer
A monument to a poet and a love song. Your circular the focus of a monumental Taxodio; cypress swamps or bald cypress, which is more or less a hundred and fifty years. What calvo is because its light and majestic foliage that turns red, and falls in autumn: the lost love. In spring born again the elegant foliage, green and cheery as the beginning of love.
This monument was designed so that we see a circular shape, and so relate it to the idea of eternity. Analyzing the circle, we can see a sculptural group embraced by the Taxodio. The poet carved in marble, is elevated on a pedestal, at his feet is a bronze figure that represented the wounded love, and to your left is a Cupid ready to strike with their arrows.” On a bench are seated three female figures in marble, each of which represents a state of love:
- Love excited
- Love possessed
- Lost love
The Monte Gurugú in the Maria Luisa’s Park of Seville
This was built in the year 1929 as a tribute to the disaster of Annual. It was built as a replica of the “Monte Gurugu” located in the sierra de Nador, moroccan, from where you can enjoy the beautiful views of Seville’s Maria Luisa park.
This elevation has a staircase stony point from where you have access to the dome which is located at the end of the same. Also, it has a cascade of water, and this creates an amazing atmosphere thanks to the lush vegetation, the humidity and the sound that it generates when the water falls.
The islet of birds
This is a pond that was created in 1929 for the Ibero-american Exhibition, is full of birds, as swans, peacocks, pigeons, and ducks, among others.
The pond is surrounded by stones rustic, and in its centre there is an island which is entered into from a small bridge. You also have an island especially for the birds.
The Gazebo of the Shell
This gazebo was designed by Forestier, the ceramist sevillano Manuel Garcia Montalván, and the sculptor of seville Manuel Delgado Brackenbury. Its name is due to the shell copper color that marks the center of the gazebo.
This gazebo grow hedges of burning bush and Jupiter trees originating in Japan and some other flowering plants.
The pond of Lotus
Here you can find cypress swamps, trees, vines wrapping their pergolas, jasmine, honeysuckle, shades of China, among others. This is a place that invites you to rest or read in him.
This pond is characterized by its rectangular shape, with a marble fountain isolated and a sculpture in honor to the infanta Maria Luisa of Bourbon.
Plaza of America
This lush garden has numerous pigeons that call extremely the attention of the public, in addition to their arbors full of rosaledas and palm trees.
The garden also boasts an octagon, which reflects a radiant araucaria, and is surrounded by four seats and including a ledge which was intended as libraries to store reproductions of the figures of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, which are currently missing.
This square has three buildings that stand out among the vegetation:
- Museum of Arts and Popular Customs
- Archaeological Museum
- Royal pavilion
Location of the Park
The Seville’s Maria Luisa park is located on the the banks of the river Guadalquivir near the Prado de San Sebastian, the youth hostel and the teatro lope de Vega.
It can be accessed from the centre by coming out of the Puerta Jerez, via calle San Fernando and Glorieta del Cid, or through the neighborhood of Santa Cruz, crossing the Gardens of Murillo, entering by the north next to the Casino de la exposición and Plaza de España.
Another way would be to access down the avenue of las Delicias and la Palmera, where you would go in through the south area, directly to the beautiful Plaza of the Americas.
The park is open from 8 in the morning. In winter it closes at 10 of the night, while in summer it closes at midnight hour.
If you’re on a family trip and what you’re looking for is that a day special and different this park is without doubt one of the places that you must visit, you can also watch here other of the experiences and essences of Seville.