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One of the most touristy plazas in seville

One of the most visited and touristy plazas in Seville is, without doubt, the Plaza del Triunfo (Triumph Square), it is surrounded by the most significant buildings of the city: the Alcázar, the Cathedral, the Giralda, and the General Archive of the Indies.

Throughout its history it has had various names, such as Plaza de los Cantos (Pebble Square) or Plaza del Hospital del Rey (King's Hospital Square). It is a very large square, pedestrian, with a garden area and two monuments: el templete del Triunfo (Victory shrine), next to the Archive of the Indies, that commemorates the "triumph" of the city to not have anyone killed during the Lisbon earthquake, being that they were celebrating the feast of All Saints inside the cathedral, when the event occurred and it collapsed in part.

In addition, the Immaculate Conception monument, work of James Coullaut, is located in the gardens. In front of this monument every December 8 (Feast of the Immaculate), a floral offering accompanied by the performance of university tunas takes place. We were lucky enough to see the outdoor exhibition entitled "Urban Universe", by sculptor John Ripollés; it has now been moved to Madrid.

Also in this square there is a real "parking" of carriages, for those who want to enjoy a typical city tour by horse and carriage.
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Nestled in the centre of the historic quarter

The Plaza del Triunfo (Triumph Square) can be found nestled in the centre of the historic quarter consisting of the Alcázar, the Cathedral and the Archive of the Indies. Declared In 1987 World Heritage by UNESCO.

In the fifteenth century the square was known by the name of Plaza de los Cantos (Pebble Square), due to the fact that it was the gathering place for the Quarry-stones and ashlars used in the construction of the Cathedral, which ran throughout this century.

Its actual name comes from the baroque shrine existing besides the said plaza named triumph with the image of the Virgin Mary and baby Jesus in its interior. Built in 1757 in gratitude for not having suffered personal injuries during the Lisbon earthquake of 1755.

As a result of this earthquake, part of the cathedral collapsed and the ceremonies that were being held, being the Feast of All Saints, continued on into the Plaza del Triunfo. In the centre of the square is another monument, dedicated to the Immaculate Conception, work of sculptor Lorenzo Coullaut Valera, completed in 1918.

It is tradition in Seville every year on December 8 for there to be floral offerings, and a recital from university tunas, quite popular with many people in attendance. Throughout the year it’s very common to see the square filled with tourists taking pictures, or young people resting on its steps.

It is also a passing point of important processions in Holy Week and a spectacular place in which to enjoy it.
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A tranquil place

The Plaza del Triunfo (Triumph Square), for me a tranquil place where there are good views of the Giralda, good access to the neighbourhood of Santa Cruz and also with entrance to the Alcázar of Seville.
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