Metropol Parasol Seville (Las Setas) – Tickets and Guide

Metropol Parasol Seville (Las Setas) – Tickets and Guide

Guide and Ticket Information to Metropol Parasol (Las Setas Sevilla) – The Mushrooms Seville

Metropol Parasol seville from above
views from Metropol Parasol

The Setas de Sevilla, also known as the Metropol Parasol, is a captivating piece of contemporary architecture and design.

This remarkable wooden structure, affectionately referred to as ‘The Mushrooms‘ has emerged as a must-visit attraction for those in Seville who enjoy modern architecture and want panoramic views of the city.

Setas de Sevilla General Information


Pl. de la Encarnación, s/n, 41003 Sevilla, Spain. Puerta de Jerez metro station (10 mins walk)

Opening Times

Monday to Sunday: 9:30AM – 12:30AM
Closed on Easter Friday, December 25th, January 1st and January 6th

Entry and Tickets

General admission starts at €15. Add Virtual Reality Tour from €22 (Book Tickets Online).
Consider a combination ticket if you also want to included a guided tour (recommended).

Las Setas de Sevilla Tickets and Tours

How to buy tickets to Setas de Sevilla

Online Tickets to the Metropol Parasol start from €22, including entrance to Las Setas as well as a unique virtual reality experience. (Book Tickets Online)

The ticket can also be combined with a guided tour of Seville city, starting from €45. Both tickets can be purchased below:

Book Standard Ticket:

Book Tour Combo Ticket:

History of Las Setas Seville

In 2004, the German architect Jürgen Mayer won a competition hosted by the city of Seville to design an ambitious modern/urban project. The project was to transform the Plaza de la Encarnación, a central square in Seville, that had long been in need of renewal.

What followed was a unique and ambitious project, involving the construction of a large wooden canopy structure that would provide shade, host cultural events, and offer panoramic views of Seville.

metropol parsol seville view point
las setas lights view seville

The construction of Setas de Sevilla, which started in early 2005, was a complex project involving a large quantity of laminated timber that required precise engineering to create the parasol-like structure.

During excavation for the project’s foundations, they found significant archaeological remains beneath the ground (including Roman and Moorish artefacts) which delayed the completion date.

To get around some of the headaches caused by these findings, the project accommodated these historical artefacts into a small archaeological museum. This museum can be found into the lower levels of the Metropol Parasol.

Design and Architecture of Metropol Parasol Seville

The design of Setas de Sevilla is very modern in comparison to the rest of central Seville, and it does stand out in its surroundings.

The wooden parasols, which provide shade (often needed with Seville’s climate!)to the square below, rise super high ground, and resemble giant mushrooms! The parasols are made of timber and are a striking departure from the traditional architecture and tile work that Seville is known for.

One of the most popular attractions is the rooftop walkway, offering panoramic views of the city. From this vantage point, visitors can appreciate Seville’s historic landmarks, including the Torre Del Oro and Seville Cathedral.

Make sure you visit as the sun is setting or at night, the walkways and viewpoints are illuminated with lights and it looks extra special – highly recommended!

More information can be found on the official Metropol Parasol website.

Las Setas Seville Public Reception and Controversy

The construction of Setas de Sevilla was not without its controversies and challenges. Some locals initially opposed the project, raising concerns about its cost, modern design, and potential impact on the city’s historic character.

However, over time, Setas de Sevilla has gained acceptance and even admiration, becoming a beloved symbol of contemporary Seville.

Metropol Parasol Location and How to Get There?

Las Setas Seville is located in central Seville, in the Casco Antiguo district, making it convenient to visit alongside a large number of Seville’s top attractions.

It is simple to walk to the structure from the centre, and it is easy to get to via public transport. The metro takes you just 15 minutes walk away if you get off at Puerta Jerez.

You can get to the Metropol Parasol by taking the tram. The closest tram stop is Archivo de Indias which is then a 10 minute walk to the structure.

With regards to buses, you can take any of the following TUSSAM buses (03, 27, 32, M-111, M-133), and get off at Plaza Encarnación, which is just a 3 minute walk to Las Setas.

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