The name, Puerta Jerez, refers to the historical wall that once stood in the same spot, a wall with a gate which allowed access to and from Jerez. The first gate was built on this spot in 1578 and has been rebuilt several times throughout the years. The square itself was not developed until 1929, the year of the Latin American Exposition.
The entire Puerta Jerez was developed for the exposition. One of the most extravagant designs in the square is the central fountain sometimes referred to as the ‘source of Seville’. The roundabout fountain represents the four seasons and includes symbols that pay homage to the city’s supporting industries. A walk around the stunning fountain will expose a bas relief of different trades such as caduceo leaves for industry, (tobacco), and many children who inspired Brakembury during his designing process.
Address: Paseo de Cristina, Casco Antiguo, Seville, Andalusia, Spain
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