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“Enjoy the mushrooms while drinking a glass (of wine)”

Antiquarium de Sevilla
Ranked #71 of 295 things to do in Seville
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed March 3, 2014

When you are at the top of the Giralda Tower of the Cathedral of Sevilla then you can see the Parasol in the city. At that point we first took it for a kind of football stadium. And we had no intention to walk the distance (14 minutes). But together with our admittance ticket for the Alcazar we also got a free admission ticket for the Antiquarium. We decided to take a look. The Antiquarium is hidden beneath the Parasol. If you like old Roman remains it is certainly a place to dwell. Most of the information is also available in English so even the archeological feeble of mind – like us – can have an idea of the worth of the exhibition. The mosaics are beautiful in themselves. When you leave the Antiquarium you are at the right place to buy a ticket for the Metropol Parasol (the Sevillian mushrooms - las Setas). The ticket (3 euro’s) gives access to an elevator and to the path that leads from mushroom to mushroom. The views are not very spectacular but the wooden construction is interesting to see. The ticket comprises a free drink as well in the Parasol café on top of the construction (beer, wine or soft drink). The combination (view and drink) is a winner.

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Reviewed February 23, 2014

The Antiquarium is located directly beneath the mind-boggling Metropol Parasol and is well worth a visit in its own right. It makes sense to combine the two - even if they are worlds apart in terms of their heritage. Not sure which is the best to do first. though
The site was first excavated in 1999 when it was proposed it become an underground carpark. Luckily they soon ditched that plan. The site includes pavements, mosaics, walls, drains, and even a salt factory, as well as lots of artefacts - all from various times within the long Roman occupation. Access for visitors is first-class
It is pretty cheap, too, at just Euros 2.50 per person and this includes an excellent booklet about the site and its history

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Reviewed February 13, 2014

This Antiquarium is worth the small entrance fee. Well-displayed finds discovered in the construction of the Metropol Parasol are cleverly displayed underneath the vast structure. The artefacts and foundation wall remnants are described fully. We didn’t leave enough time to see this, having spent so much time admiring the views high up in the sky-walk on the Metropol Parasol, and had to rush around but it still merited the time. An interesting diversion in the periods of this great city’s history from the Romans onwards…

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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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