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Metropol Parasol

Address: Plaza de la Encarnacion, 41003 Seville, Spain
Phone Number: 606 63 52 14
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Ranked #19 of 109 Attractions in Seville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 1:00 am

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Hudson Valley, NY
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111 reviews 111 reviews
22 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

We visited the Metropol Parasol (after asking around for at least 1 hour). My spouse thought it was fabulous, and I thought it was a) intrusive on the space it's in, b) not terribly warm or inviting, c) "retro" in the sense of trying hard to be an iconic building...maybe it's a great way to get shade on the street... More 

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Loughborough
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12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

What a brave decision by the city planners to build this. After reading guidebooks etc this was mentioned in almost all as something to see. To be honest it's not the end of the world if you miss it, there are far more important things to see. Surprisingly I felt it looks better at dusk!

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Even though it does not fit that much in the town, you should climb it to see the view from the entire city. Highly recommended in the sunset!

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

A very unusual and striking piece of architecture slap bang in the middle of an historic plaza in central Seville. I can understand why it caused controversy as the design is not what you would call in keeping with the environs. It must have been hell whilst it was being built too, with all the structural problems that ensued. I... More 

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Bromma, Sweden
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Do take a trip to the old market, today a fantastic display of modern Spanish archtecture. Gaudi himself would be proud to see the fantastic sunscreen waveformed roofing, stretching over three city blocka and with the new market placed on top of one of the finest Roman museums to visit outside Italy. Do take this walk, takes one hour and... More 

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Sevilla is a wonderful city with cheerful "personality",abundant like Paradise on pictures or tapestries of the past with orange trees, full of old palaces , monuments, alive with historic and fictional personas such as Columbus and Carmen, Don Juan and Barber of Seville,Velazquez, Murillo, great flamenco dancers and bull fighters.History of Spanish Jews faded or was destroyed to be stubbornly... More 

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Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Fun to see/view Seville's rooftops on sunny day (most days are), and 3 Euro elevator fee earns a free coffee/beer after... it is a unique work of 'art' which either enhances or despoils what was a broad, open 'plaza mayor'...now sadly a poorly maintained tourist attraction (trash in pools, etc,). Still worth a visit, especially combined with 'Antequarium' excavations under.

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Bristol, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The City of Seville should be ashamed to have disgusting, dirty and un-maintained public toilets in such a major tourist attraction. So if you visit "Las`Setas" make sure you don't need the loo whilst you are there. That apart, the structure is amazing, interesting and a challenge to the eye. Views from the top are excellent on a clear day.... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The metropol parasol offers a nice walk up in the sky of Seville, offering nice views of the city. The modern architecture creates an eclectic combination with the surrounding buildings. A vibrant square, and definitely a must see in Seville.

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Montreal
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63 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The only reason to go there is to go up and see the view (instead of waiting forever at the cathedral). It's about 3 euros so basically nothing and you will have a great view on the city. Other than that, the area is nice to discover but the building itself is quite ugly. Or maybe not ugly but just... More 

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