Metropol Parasol (Las Setas de Sevilla)

Area, Monument and Notable Building in Seville

Espacio Parasol Sevilla
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Metropol Parasol is a wooden structure located at La Encarnación square, in the old quarter of Seville, Spain. The structure consists of six parasols in the form of giant mushrooms and is popularly known as ‘Las Setas de la Encarnación’ or Incarnation’s mushrooms. There are a number of different level of the structure. It includes a conventional market, restaurants, a performance square, an archaeological museum, and a rooftop terrace offering a panoramic view of Seville’s old city.

What to see in the Metropol Parasol

The Antiquarium is situated in the basement, containing important Roman and Moorish archaeological remains. The street level houses the Central Market. The roof of the Central Market is the surface of the open-air public plaza, shaded by the wooden parasols above and designed for public events. The upper level of the panoramic terraces include a restaurant and, from the walkway/viewing point offer one of the best views of the city center.

History of the Metropol Parasol

Opened in 2011, the work of German architect Jürgen Mayer is 26 metres high. The design is inspired by the vaults of the Cathedral of Seville and the ficus trees in the nearby Plaza de Cristo de Burgos.

It has dimensions of 150 by 70 meters (490 by 230 ft) and an approximate height of 26 metres (85 ft) and claims to be the largest wooden structure in the world.

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Other names of Metropol Parasol (Las Setas de Sevilla)

The Metropol Parasol (Las Setas de Sevilla) has the following names: Las Setas de la Encarnación, Incarnation's mushrooms.

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Visiting Metropol Parasol (Las Setas de Sevilla)


Sunday – Thursday: 9:30 AM to 11:00 PM

Friday – Saturday: 9:30 AM to 11:30 PM



Address: Plaza de la Encarnación, 41003 Seville, Andalucía, Spain
Telephone: +34 955471580
Duration: 1 hours
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