The new emblem of Seville
The Metropol Parasol prides itself with being the biggest construction of wood in the world. The building, designed by the architect Jürgen Mayer H was inaugurated in 2011. It aims to become the new emblem of Seville.
Striking Honeycombed roof
The honeycombed roof is made of wood covered with polyurethane, and held together by a special kind of glue that can bind the structure despite its challenging, undulating shape.
The construction is 450 feet long and 7 stories tall, comprising 5 parasols. Due to their resemblance to mushrooms, the parasols are nicknamed 'Las Setas de la Encarnación' or the mushrooms of the Encarnación market.
A catalyst for revival of the area
The construction lasted for six years and revived the former central area of Seville that wasn’t so popular. During the process of building the monument, Roman ruins were discovered and they were included in the architecture of the building.
The Museo Antiquarium was incorporated into the lowest level, and at the upper level a great view can be enjoyed. The Metropol Parasol accommodates the market, a bar and an events venue.
What is Past View?
Past View, simply put, is a historical walk through of Seville guided by a well qualified expert. Technology plays a big part in this experience, using augmented reality and hologram projections view through iPhone integrated video glasses.
As you walk through the old center of Seville, ancient squares and personalities come to life, including Alcazar during Islamic times.
Key HighlightsThe Metropol Parasol is the biggest construction of wood in the world. Designed by the architect Jürgen Mayer H, the building was inaugurated in 2011 and aims to become the new emblem of Seville.
During the construction, Roman ruins were discovered and they were incorporated in the architecture of the building, as a museum. The Parasol has a bar as well as a restaurant. It is a good place to just hang out and watch the locals.
Read more to learn about the construction and about the Past View experience.