If you want a unique experience on your trip to Sevilla, make sure to stop and see Metropol Parasol. It is known by locals as “Las setas” or the mushrooms. It is actually the largest wooden structure in the world! The project was started in 2005 to rehabilitate the Plaza de la Encarnación and was finished in 2011.
The structure consists of 4 levels with the bottom being the Aniquarium which contains ruins which were discovered during the construction of the building. We didn’t get the chance to explore the ruins so I would look into this if you have time! The main level contains a lively market where you can shop for local food products such as fruits, vegetables and the famous Jamón ibérico.
Head up to the top level to get unparalleled views of the city from 360 degrees. There is a walkway that takes you all around the structure so take your time and explore.
There is also a restaurant on the 3rd level where you can get drinks and a bite to eat. The second trip we made here, we grabbed a table in the sun and enjoyed a nice sangria. I would highly recommend adding this unique and beautiful building to your list of things to do in Sevilla!
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Visiting hours: Sunday – Thursday: 9:30 AM – 11:00 PM, Friday – Saturday: 9:30 – 11:30
Cost? To access the viewpoint, it is 3 € per person
Access: The tickets for the viewpoint are sold on the bottom level, so head there first. From there, you take an elevator to access each of the floors. If you just want to go to the market, you can climb up the main set of stairs and just head in!
For more information, head to their website here.