Metropol Parasol

Metropol Parasol is a wooden structure located at La Encarnación square, in the old quarter of Seville, Spain. It was designed by the German architect Jürgen Mayer-Hermann and completed in April 2011. Having been a timber structure architect, Stuart was very keen to see it, so we wandered past the cathedral and through a maze of narrow streets to find it.

The area was run down, and this has been a successful attempt at bringing life back, including a fresh food market under the new plaza.

We could see people walking up high on top, and eventually found the way in. Admission was 3 euros, including a free drink of your choice at the bar on top. The exciting part was the undulating walkway over the top of the structure, and the fabulous views over all of Seville.

Here we are looking towards the cathedral and the Giralda Tower …

and here is another view …

Walking back to our apartment near the Plaza de Toros we went through some lovely pedestrian shopping streets, then met our family for lunch at the closest place again, Meson el Serranita.

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21 thoughts on “Metropol Parasol

  1. Wonderful photos of an amazing piece of construction. You’ve used it beautifully as a frame, and also of course as a vantage point. And you’re still with your family. How much longer?

  2. I’ve wanted to see this for ages, Christine so thanks for the shots. It’s quite a while since we were in Seville. Not one of Mick’s favourite places and a bit difficult for me to get to on my own. 🙂

  3. Amazing structure, and your photogaphy is great – loved the pic looking at at the walkway – and you unwittingly amused me with the the thought that my mother-in-law would approve of the 3 euros admission deal… she is still 30 years later unimpressed at not being able to find any refreshments at the top of Uluru 😉

    • it was a creamy colour, and fairly rough texture from layers of glue and paint I think … unlike Swiss timber structures which are all perfect …. made me laugh with your comment about tripe!

  4. What a gorgeous creation. How I would love to see something like that in Christchurch instead of the miles of glass and concrete that seem to be taking over.

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