This park, dedicated to María Luisa, sister of Isabel II, was once the grounds of the Palacio de San Telmo. The palace, whose baroque facade is visible behind the deluxe Alfonso XIII Hotel, today houses a seminary. In 1929, Sevilla hosted the Exposición Iberoamericana, and many Latin-American countries erected showcase buildings and pavilions in and around the park. Many pavillions still stand, serving as foreign consulates or university buildings. The park is one of the most tranquil areas in the city and attracts Sevillanos who want to row boats on its ponds, walk along flower-bordered paths, jog, or bicycle. The most romantic (if expensive) way to traverse the park is by horse and carriage.
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