Sevilla – Metropol Parasol

I know, when you think of Sevilla this is not exactly tge first thing that comes to your mind!

I am still cleaning up some old photos and today I want to propose you tgis amazing place.

Metropol Parasol or (Las Setas de Sevilla) is a modern masterpiece (in my humble opinion) built between 2005 and 2011.

It carries the signature of the German architect Jürgen Mayer and it is located in the oldest part of the city.

It is located in plaza de la Encarnación and it is inspired by the vaults of the Cathedral of Seville.

It is a wooden structure on 4 levels that host the central market and a restaurant.

The panoramic terraces are a must but for those who love modern architecture, the whole structure will result amazing.

11 thoughts on “Sevilla – Metropol Parasol

  1. Woow are really some wonderful and impressive photos. If you look at these pictures under the sounds of a bohemian left, just with your imagination you will feel an emotion and a sense of relief, just as I can feel as I am walking the paths of these wonderful pictures. The passion and passion of adventure is great when you look at some photos taken in the right place and in the perfect time. Thank you .

    1. I am glad you appreciate that much, Henry. As far as I know it has been criticized because of the costs, because it is no good to build a modern structure in an ancient context but to me it is an added value to this district ☺️

  2. It is extraordinary! But the juxtaposition with older buildings doesn’t quite fit…even though inspired by the vaults of a nearby cathedral. Perhaps with time…

    1. I don’t know what to say, we had the same case in Rome with Ara Pacis but I like the contrast between the modern and ancient part. I mean, cities like these have a very peculiar structure and fingerprint, a modern element just look like a tiny jewel

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