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Parque de Maria Luisa description and photos - Spain: Seville. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Parque de Maria Luisa.
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The Maria Luisa Park is the largest and most beautiful green park in Seville. The park, located in the southern part of the city, stretches along the Guadalquivir River.
The basis of the modern park was formed by the palace gardens, which were previously the territory of the Palace of San Telmo and donated to the city in 1893 by the Duchess of Montpensier Infanta Maria Luisa Fernanda for public use. This date is considered the date of the foundation of the park. Later, at the beginning of the 20th century, the park was completed under the leadership of the French engineer Jean-Claude Nicolas Forestier, who managed to create a park of amazing beauty, in which the systematically planted rows of trees alternate with gazebos, clean lakes and fountains. In 1914, under the leadership of the architect Anibal Gonzalez, work began on preparations for the Iberoamerican Exhibition, which was partly planned to be held in the territory of the Maria Luisa Park. In preparation for the exhibition, the southern part of the park was partially rebuilt, and the Plaza de Espana was built, decorated with sculptures by Anibal Gonzalez.
There are many monuments in the park, including the monuments to Miguel Cervantes, Gustavo Adolfo Becker.
Maria Luisa Park is also a Botanical Garden - many plants grow here, many of which are exotic. Cozy alleys are framed by oleanders, acacias, elms, cypresses, orange trees, rows of hedges, rose gardens and flower plantings delight the eye.
The principles and methods of landscape techniques typical of the Moorish style, Gothic and Renaissance are intertwined in the structure of the Maria Luisa Park. Extraordinarily beautiful and cozy, the park is a favorite vacation spot for local residents and guests of Seville.
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