Metropol Parasol, Seville

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The largest wooden structure in the world, Metropol Parasol stands 150 by 70 m (490 ft by 230 ft) over La Encarnación Square. Organized on four levels, the mushroom-like structure houses four different sites. View the Moorish and Roman remains on the lower level and the central market on the first level, for example. Panoramic terraces overlook the city on the second and third levels. This attraction is commonly known as the "Encarnación's mushrooms" due to its distinctive shape. Plan to visit Metropol Parasol during your Seville vacation using our convenient Seville attractions app .
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  • Beautiful place! Opened in 2011, is a clash of modernity in traditional buildings. The great work of wood with asymmetric mushroom-shaped format with waffle texture.
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  • It is original, but it is only one square more. We were no more than 5 minutes walking distance. But well not nothing is lost going to see her.
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  • Amazing! It just looms out between the buildings! Incredible structure - a real feat of engineering - you can catch a lift to the top and walk on dedicated paths up & over & down - we did it with my w...  more »
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  • We love this place. Like so many things in Sevilla, it impressive, and a little bit bonkers! :) Value for money is excellent. 3 euro per person to get to the viewing platform which gives a magnificent view over the city. The platform snakes all around the top of the most of the structure. Someone described it as the slowest roller coaster ride in the world. Though you actually walk, it's a great description. With each ticket, you get a free drink in a local bar, and a free postcard from the gift shop. Bargain!
  • Amazing piece of modern architecture which at first is seems a bit odd for such an old part of Seville. You can either enjoy it for free from Ground level or pay a €3 charge to access the top. Be warned though that the entrance is not very well signposted, and also that the free drink promised on the ticket is really only a €1 discount off the full price. So unless you have deep pockets skip the drinks and enjoy the views which are spectacular. By the way once you have finished your visit you can currently exchange your used ticket for a free postcard in the gift shop. (Okay it’s only a postcard but it’s free after all)
  • Beautiful public sculpture, with panoramic views over the city of Seville. The 3 euro charge is well worth it to see the views from the observation deck, and to walk around the top levels of the structure. We visited at night, which meant that various monuments, including the Seville cathedral, were lit up and clearly visible. The top level deck also contains a restaurant which serves drinks. And the lowest level houses a museum which depicts the ancient history of the place. Definitely worth a visit!
  • This is a nice open public area. Great place to meet and hang out. However, it’s 3€ to go up to the view deck. Also, there is a small area under the square that has the archeological finds which are with a visit. The cost is 2.10€ to visit the remains.
  • It is interesting how this ingenious contemporary wooden structure gradually unfolds as you approach it through the narrow alley from the south. Quite a creative design that overwhelms the space below. The slanting bench-like landscape elements around the trees in the space itself are not comfortable though.

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Seville's flat, grid-like city center makes it one of Spain's most walkable cities. While no part of the center is more than a 15-minute walk away, you might enjoy staying on one of the many picturesque cobblestone streets leading off from the famous Cathedral in Plaza España. Boutique hotels and historical apartment rentals intermix with the old quarter's tapa bars and Andalusian storefronts. Nearby, Barrio Santa Cruz is a bit quieter than the main plaza but still boasts the city's sought-after old-world charm. Across the river is the Triana neighborhood, where a lack of heavy tourism has preserved the strong local scene in this mainly residential area full of traditional restaurants and corner bars.
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