The Metropol Parasol in Seville

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The Metropol Parasol is the perfect place to enjoy a great view of Seville. 

 

We are in Plaza de la Encarnacion, a central and dynamic place in the small Andalusian city, a perfect combination of modernity and historicity. Are you ready to see something really spectacular?

I’m talking about the majestic project that stands at the center of the square, designed by J. Mayer H. Architects studio in 2009: the Metropol Parasol.

The Metropol Parasol is a symbolic project that has managed to bring out the charm in one of the most beautiful cities in Spain. The Australian guide Lonely Planet put Seville in first place out of 10 cities to see in 2018.

 

The old part of the city meets and blends perfectly with the new contemporary structure, a hub of activities and initiatives that the citizens and tourists can enjoy. From this combination of different styles incredibly suggestive views are brought to life.

The beautiful Metropol Parasol (called “Las Setas” by the Sevillians, because its structure reminds you of a mushroom), has increased exponentially the potential use of the square. Today there’s a farmers market, an elevated plaza, numerous bars and restaurants, an underground museum and a rooftop terrace, all which attract hundreds of tourists everyday, who want to enjoy the sunshine of the Andalusian city.

The structure itself is truly impressive! It’s extremely impressive in terms of dimension, but the architecture of solid and void makes it visually light. 

Light colors and futuristic design are definitely the keywords to describe it!

I find this building extremely suggestive with the evening lights, but perhaps what I like most is the breathtaking views that can be seen from the elevated terrace overlooking a truly fascinating Seville.

What do you think about it? Do you like the Metropol Parasol? Would you like to visit? If you happen to go to Seville I suggest you give it a go… you’ll be amazed by Las Setas ! 🙂

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