Fast becoming the new emblem of Seville, the Metropol Parasol is massive and made completely from wood. It is a popular events venue apart from housing a market and bar.

Know Before You Go

The museum at the underground showing excavated Roman ruins is very interesting, as is the view from the roof top walk of the Parasol.
You can take the elevator from the basement to the top, the ride is free for locals.
This is a lively place especially in the evenings, for children to hang out and rollerblade.
Do try and go in the early evening to get a view in natural light as well as with lighting after dark, it's worth it.

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 Highlights

The 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.

Map : Metropol Parasol

Other Seville Top 10 Attractions Near Metropol Parasol are marked in yellow

Distance of other top ten Attractions from Metropol Parasol
AttractionDistance
Flamenco Museum0.5 Km
Museum of Fine Arts of Seville0.7 Km
Giralda0.8 Km
Santa Cruz0.8 Km
Seville Cathedral0.8 Km
Alcazar of Seville1.1 Km
Plaza de Espana1.9 Km
Maria Luisa Park2.1 Km

These distances are approximate [As the crow flies]

Review and Feedback on Metropol Parasol:

Seville experts have nominated Metropol Parasol as one of the absolutely unforgettable things to do in Seville. Metropol Parasol should be on your "bucket list" when you plan the trip to Seville. Given the vibrancy of Seville, it is hard to restrict this selection of travel bucket list ideas to just top ten. The review of Metropol Parasol as well as the insightful tips and Faqs have been authored by Seville expert.


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