He 12 October is celebrated Hispanic Heritage Day, also it is known as Day of race or the Day of National Day in Spain. On this day the landfall is commemorated by the Sevillian sailor Rodrigo de Triana in 1492, on the first journey of exploration and discovery of Christopher Columbus of what would later be called America.
Thereafter contact between Europe and America it began, which he culminated in the so-called "meeting of two worlds", transforming worldviews and the lives of both Americans and Europeans as marking a historic milestone: the passage of Middle Ages to the Modern Age.
The day of the race, name given in most Latin American countries, It is also a national holiday in these, since it constitutes an element of great significance in the common history and the cultural ties all those people.
In 1929, with the aim of establishing and improving relations with the American countries, Sevilla hosts the celebration of the American exhibition, which it was an important urban development for the city marked by the construction of parks and buildings projected for this event, as Maria Luisa Park wave Spain Square, among others.
Precisely the Maria Luisa Park -old Palace gardens Dukes of Montpensier, donated to the city by the Infanta Maria Luisa of Bourbon early nineteenth century- was the place chosen for the location of the pavilions of participating countries.
He Pavilion Information, that welcomed visitors, It was located at the entrance of the Exhibition. This historic building is located in the mid of the last century Restaurante La Raza. Reforms in recent years have respected the main structure and retained its iconic towers, maintaining their integration into the Maria Luisa Park.
The name of the restaurant La Raza was inspired by the verses of Ruben Dario, of his poem 'Satulación Optimist', and listed in the monolith located in Avda. Isabel the Catholic. Says so:
"Ínclitas very fertile races, blood of fecund Hispania, kindred spirits, luminous souls, ¡salve!”