A few facts
Metropol Parasol, one of the largest timber constructions in the world, is built from 3,400 individual wooden elements and 3,000 load-bearing connection nodes.
The wood elements are up to 16.5 metres in length with thicknesses ranging from 68–311 mm.
A word from the architect
Metropol Parasol is Seville’s new iconic project – an attraction that showcases the city as one of Spain’s most fascinating cultural destinations.
Metropol Parasol has ‘revitalised’ the Plaza de la Encarnacion to become the new, contemporary urban centre. Its role as a unique urban space within the dense fabric of the medieval inner city of Seville allows for a great variety of activities such as history, leisure and commerce. Its highly developed infrastructure has fashioned the square into an attractive destination for tourists and locals alike.
The Metropol Parasol with its large parasol structures offers an archeological museum, a farmers market, an elevated plaza, multiple bars and restaurants both beneath and inside the parasols, as well as a panorama terrace on the very top.
The parasols rise from the museum into a contemporary landmark. Its columns are prominent points of access to the museum below as well as to the plaza and panorama deck above, defining a unique relationship between the historical and contemporary city. Metropol Parasols character initiates a dynamic development for culture and commerce in the heart of Seville.