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Metropol Parasol

Plaza de la Encarnacion, 41003 Seville, Spain (Casco Antiguo)
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Ranked #23 of 118 attractions in Seville
Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Traveler Description: The Metropol Parasol is located at the Plaza de la Encarnacion and the wooden building was finished in April, 2011. This was designed by Berlin... more »
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Malaga, Spain
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The Plaza de la Encarnacion has traditional architecture. However in its middle now one can find the Metropol Parasol, with very modern architecture that does not fit with the rest of the architecture in the plaza. I think that something like this should have been built outside the city center, in a newer barrio.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

What a fab piece of architecture. The views are stunning. Entrance fee 3 euros with that you get free drink in the bar up on actual walkway. Views are beautiful, very photogenic object.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

The Metropol Parasol is great fun and in complete contrast to the architecture of the rest of Sevilla. You can climb to the top of some of its structure for a great view of the city, otherwise there's not much to do here. Set in the midst of a shopping area, its a fun change from historic Sevilla.

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The Metropol Parasol in Seville is very simply a viewing platform enabling you to get a look at the town over the rooftops, via an elevated walkway on top of what looks like a set of enormous mushrooms... It is somewhat out of character with the surroundings, although at night you can get some interesting photos. It is worth a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

Totally random architectural structure compared to all the other buildings in Seville but worth the ?3 entrance fee for the view. There are walkways over the top of the 'mushrooms' so you get to see the whole of Seville plus you get a free drink at the bar with your ticket, you've got nothing to lose!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

On both visits to Sevilla I found the Metropol Parasol worth visiting. It is very attractive place both during day and at night. There is always some activity there and also it is surrounded by several good cafes ad restaurants.

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St. Lucia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Metropol Parasol is a wooden structure located at La Encarnación square, in the old quarter of Seville. It was designed by the German architect Jürgen Mayer-Hermann and completed in April 2011. It has dimensions of 150 by 70 metres and claims to be the largest wooden structure in the world.Its appearance, location, delays and cost overruns in construction resulted in... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I am an architect, in my travels I seek out noteworthy structures both historical and contemporary. The Metropol Parasol at the Plaza de la Encarnacíon is stunning in appearance and unique in its urban appearance. Knowing the evolution of how a problem was solved provides a greater appreciation for the end product. Since the 19th century, a market was located... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We happened on this by chance as only opened in the last few years and not yet in many of the guide books. Those it was in hadn't bigged it up but we thought it worthy of at leat a peek. We were not disappointed. The sinuous and amazingly engineered bolted together structure is supposed to be the largest wooden... More

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New York City, New York
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This is a great example of modern architecture done in such a way that it stands out on the streets but still screams Seville. It's a beautiful view from the top and wonderful to just sit or wander around. There is also a lovely bar with a drink included with the receipt so you can sit up there with a... More

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