5 interesting facts about the Metropol Parasol in Seville

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Metropol Parasol, Seville

The Metropol Parasol is a waffle-type criss-crossed wooden structure located at Plaza de la Encarnación, in Seville, Spain.


Five interesting facts about the Metropol Parasol:

  • It was built between 2005 and 2011 by the German architect Jürgen Mayer.
  • It is locally recognized as Las Setas de la Encarnación ("Incarnación's Mushrooms") due to their quirky shape.
  • Organized in four levels, it consists of six linked parasols.
  • The wood used was birch, imported from Finland, because of its straight qualities.
  • It is the largest wooden structure in the world.


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Skyline of Seville from the top of the Metropol Parasol

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Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See from the top of the Metropol Parasol, Seville

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Metropol Parasol, Seville

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Metropol Parasol, Seville

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Metropol Parasol, Seville

Metropol Parasol
View of the north part of the city from the top of the Metropol Parasol, Seville

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