Spanish Wooden Wonder

Updated: Feb 21

Metropol Parasol - Sevilla

[Pl. de la Encarnación, s/n, 41003 Sevilla, Spain]

Metropol Parasol

This breathtaking wooden wonder is located in Sevilla in Spain - designed by the German architect Jürgen Mayer and completed in 2011. It is 85 feet in height and claims to be the largest wooden structure in the world. Popularly known as Las Setas de la Encarnación (Incarnation's mushrooms), this elegant sculptural wooden structure has an archaeological museum, rooftop walkway & viewpoint.

View from atop

Architect: Jurgen Mayer

Design : Inspired by the vaults of the Cathedral of Seville and the ficus trees in the nearby Plaza de Cristo de Burgos, the view of the entire Sevilla from atop the Parasol is breathtaking.






What about the Wooden beauty?

The structure consists of six parasols in the form of giant mushrooms ("Las setas" in Spanish), whose design is inspired by the vaults of the Cathedral of Seville and the ficus trees in the nearby Plaza de Cristo de Burgos. Metropol Parasol is organized in four levels. The underground level (Level 0) houses the Antiquarium, where Roman and Moorish remains discovered on site are displayed in a museum.[3] Level 1 (street level) is the Central Market. The roof of Level 1 is the surface of the open-air public plaza, shaded by the wooden parasols above and designed for public events. Levels 2 and 3 are the two stages of the panoramic terraces (including a restaurant), offering one of the best views of the city centre


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