Ibero-American Exposition of 1929  

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The Ibero-American Exposition of 1929 was a world's fair held in Seville, Spain, from the 9th of May 1929 until the 21st of June 1930. Many ornate pavilions were built for the occasion.

Many of the pavilions from the exposition remain, notably the famous Plaza de España, which chronicles each of the regions of Spain in ceramics, as well as some of the national pavilions which have now been converted to Consulate-Generals.

The main participants in the fair were Latin-American countries Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Cuba, Peru, Colombia, as well as other countries which had long trade associations with Spain, such as Morocco, the United States and Portugal. Each Spanish region and each of the provinces of Andalusia were also represented. Guatemala signed up late for the exhibition and as a result rather than resembling a huge palace its pavilion looks more like a school portable building with blue and white tiles on the front.

Many of the buildings have been converted into museums and the pavilion of Argentina is now a flamenco school. They have also been featured in a number of films, including Lawrence of Arabia, The Wind and the Lion, and Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, among others.

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