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72 reviews of Metropol Parasol

See Jesus Sanchez Gonzalez (Zu Sanchez)'s photos
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New icon for seville

This newly opened building leaves no one indifferent. Beyond absurd political disputes, it’s a place unlike anything elsewhere.

To me, a fan of photography, it is a place full of artistic possibilities. I get the idea that Parisians though of something similar when Eiffel sculpted his most famous work in old Paris.

Little by little, this enclave will acquire fame and everyone will want to see it when visiting my hometown of Seville.
Jesus Sanchez Gonzalez (Zu Sanchez)
See Miguel Egido's photos
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Metropol parasol

A new, modern, debated and innovative building rises 26 meters above the rooftops of the historic centre of Seville, with a future many foresee as the new symbol of the city. Where visitors can not only take a photo before such an impressive building, but also walk along its "Skywalk" that crosses the highest part of the popular "mushrooms" and from where we will enjoy a new view of the city.

The mushrooms, as almost everyone now knows them, were actually inspired by a ficus in a square near the Plaza de la Encarnación (Cristo de Burgos) and in the vaults of the cathedral of Seville.

For its construction tons of wood have been used, thus becoming, one of the largest wooden buildings in the world, although its structure is concrete. But if its views, its undulating forms and the originality of the building do not seem like much to you, then on the ground floor you will find business premises and restaurants as well as the highlight of this place, "the Antiquarium" which is under the subsoil of "the mushrooms", housing Roman ruins and the Andalusia legacy of the city. They can be viewed from the same street through a glass floor or coming down the stairs of the Antiquarium and following a guided walk, which explains the discoveries made during the construction of this new Seville city symbol.
Miguel Egido
See Chaimae's photos
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The mushrooms of the incarnation

The Metropol Parasol, also popularly known as las setas de la encarnación (the mushroom of the incarnation), is the work of Berlin architect Jürgen Mayer.

It is a four-level design, Housing in its underground part the Antiquarium (an Archaeological Museum). Also, at street level, a produce market and shopping area.

Around the Plaza Mayor six umbrellas are located that give name to the project. I love this wooden structure, unique in the world, causing a huge contrast to the eyes of the traveller who comes only to see the nearby Church of the Saviour, the Faculty of Fine Arts and the Church of the Annunciation.

You might like it more or less, but once you have seen this structure, no matter what country you are from, you will associate it immediately with Seville. Sincerely, an exercise of courage to place something so modern in a city with so much history like Seville. Although, from the bottom I thought once at the top, the views would be much more spectacular.
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Marie & Matt
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Plaza de la Encarnación, 18
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