This ingenious augmented-reality video tour takes you on a guided walk using 3D video glasses that re-create scenes from the past in the...
Roman ruins discovered during the Metropol Parasol's conception have been cleverly incorporated into the foundations at the Museo...
Casa de la Memoria
Lucid memories will be hard to shake off after visiting the Casa de la Memoria, especially if you stay for an evening flamenco show....
Casa de la Memoria
Neither a tablao (choreographed flamenco show) nor a private peña (club, usually of flamenco aficionados), this cultural centre offers...
Mercado de la Encarnación
The Encarnación market, which mainly sells fruit, veggies and fish, is located under the giant mushroom pillars of the Metropol Parasol.
Plaza de la Encarnación · interesting places nearby
Metropol Parasol information
Smarting with the audacity of a modern-day Eiffel Tower, the opinion-dividing Metropol Parasol, which opened in March 2011 in the Plaza de la Encarnación, claims to be the largest wooden building in the world. Its undulating honeycombed roof is held up by five giant mushroom-like pillars, earning it the local nickname Las Setas de la Encarnación (the mushrooms of Plaza de la Encarnación).
Six years in the making, the construction covers a former dead zone in Seville’s central district once filled with an ugly car park. Roman ruins discovered during the building’s conception have been cleverly incorporated into the foundations at the Museo Antiquarium , while upstairs on level 2 you can (for €2.10) stroll along a surreal panoramic walkway with killer city views. The Metropol also houses the plaza’s former market, a restaurant and a concert space. Though costly and controversial, Jürgen Mayer-Hermann’s daring creation has slotted into Seville’s ancient core with a weird kind of harmony, turning (and tilting) the heads of all who pass.