Finally completed in 2011, this sprawling wooden structure overshadows the Plaza de la Encarnación with six parasols in mushroom shapes. Locals simply call it “Las Setas” (Spanish for “mushrooms”) and you have to see it to believe it. The plaza had been the site of a public market for more than a century. When excavations began to build a new one, Roman and Moorish ruins were found underground, delaying the process for years. Now the underground portion is the Antiquarium, a well-interpreted archaeological site, and the sculptural Las Setas, designed by German architect Jürgen Mayer-Hermann, towers above a new upscale public market that features tapas bars, delis and food stalls. Upper levels of Las Setas include an observation deck and restaurant.
Plaza de la Encarnación, s/n
Our Rating Hours Market Mon–Sat 8am–3pm. Antiquarium Tues–Sat 10am–8pm, Sun 10am–2pm. Viewing level Sun–Thurs 10:30am–11:45pm, Fri–Sat 10:30am–12:45am Transportation Bus: 27, 32, A2 Phone 60-663-52-14 Prices Viewing level 3€; Antiquarium 2.10€ Web site Metropol Parasol
MapPlaza de la Encarnación, s/n Seville
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