The European Film Academy awards the Plaza de España in Seville the title “Treasure of European Film Culture”.
Originally designed and built as the main symbol for and most ambitious project of the 1929 Ibero-American Exposition world’s fair. Plaza de España is one of Seville’s most iconic locations. With its mix of 1920s Art Deco, Neo-Renaissance, and Neo-Mudéjar styles, Plaza de España has served as the set for various films from STAR WARS to THE DICTATOR. Above all, it is forever linked to the history of cinema by its role in David Lean’s unforgettable LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, where it served as the English army headquarters and officers’ club in Cairo.
With this title, the European Film Academy wishes to raise public awareness for places of a symbolic nature for European cinema, places of historical value that need to be maintained and protected not just now but also for generations to come.
Source: European Film Academy