Metropol Parasol
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Key Info

Plaza de la Encarnación, s/n, 41003


Cafes, Entertainment and Nightlife, Monuments and Memorials, Shopping, Sightseeing Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
  • 4.0Value
  • 4.5Facilities
  • 5.0Atmosphere

If you're anywhere near Plaza de la Encarnación (in the northwest corner of El Centro), the Metropol Parasol is impossible to miss. Its towering presence was constructed in 2011, making it the newest major attraction in the city and purportedly the largest wooden structure in the world. The architectural wonder serves as a gathering place and features a farmers market, a restaurant, an archeological museum, winding rooftop walkways and an open-air public square. Locals fondly refer to the lattice structure as "las setas" or "the mushrooms" given its quirky shape. 

For the cost of €3 EUR (about $4 USD), visitors can ride the elevator to the top of the wooden structure, walk along the elevated paths and enjoy one complimentary drink at the bar, Sevilla Gastropol. Most visitors recommended paying for access to the top. "I'd suggest going in the evening," one TripAdvisor reviewer said. "It's lit up, as are many of the key structures in the city, so I think it's best enjoyed after dark." The walkways open daily beginning at 10:30 a.m., and close at midnight Sunday through Thursday and at 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. For more information, visit the Metropol Parasol's website

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