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“"The mushroom" comprises and arial walkway and Roman settlement remains in the basement”

Antiquarium de Sevilla
Ranked #74 of 297 things to do in Seville
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

The building gets its colloquial name from its shape, ie like mushrooms (seta). Enter the Antiquarian via the escalator and into the remains of the Roman settlement (charge Euros 2.10 per person) which was a good 18 feet below the street level of present Seville. Then take the lift to the top of "the mushroom" and walk along the undulating paths to get 360 degree arial view of present day Seville.

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Reviewed September 28, 2013

We have visited many Roman excavations in various parts of Europe over the years and this was up there with one of the best. Very informative booklet and audio-visual commentary as well as shorter info plaques. Fascinating story showing layers of civilisation over time from the C1st AD to C11-13th with buildings rebuilt over others. Some excellent mosaics. Only E2 in June when we were there so very cheap. Also very cool on a hot day with its air con. Combine with a sunset visit to the amazing Metropol Parasol sculpture with great views of Seville and an opportunity to view its amazing structure close up.

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Reviewed September 12, 2013

I hadn't heard about this place until I saw from my ticket to the Alcazar that I had a bonus free admission. When I first found it, it was Monday, and shut, and what I could see from the entrance didn't look amazing. However, I went back and found it much larger than appeared, and very interesting and well presented; layers of Roman and Moorish archaeology excavated, with a very good slide show of photos and explanatory panels

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Reviewed September 8, 2013

Antiquarium de Sevilla

Housed underneath the Metropol Parasol it was created to preserve and exhibit the finds which were discovered underground during a feasibility study of the area for potential use as an underground car park.

Only a couple of euros to enter, it is air conditioned, beautifully lit and the displays have touch screen info in different languages. Some of the lighting changes colour at intervals and some exhibits can be seen through the walls of glass next to the elevator to the top of the Parasol.

We found it quite bizarre to be standing looking at excavations some of which dated from as early as the 1st Century AD, whilst standing below the very 21st Century Parasol.

There is a model of the Parasol located between the Parasol elevator entrance and the Antiquarium entrance.

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Reviewed August 27, 2013

Not a huge site, but it's 5m below ground level and air conditioned so a blessing in this heat!

A good story on the use of the site over 5 or so centuries, and a bargain at just over 2 euros per visit.
You can then pop upstairs to the "parasol"

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