Las Setas: A street level view at night

A street level view at night of Las Setas, located on the La Encarnación square in Seville, Andalusia, Spain

A street level view at night time

A street level view at night
Las Setas, a modern artistic structure situated in the Plaza de La Encarnación, has become a popular tourist attraction in the historic city of Seville. It owes its name (Las Setas means ‘ The Mushrooms’ in Spanish) to its resemblance to mushrooms.

Read more: – Las Setas of Seville – A modern artistic structure in a historical city

Officially known as Metropol Parasol, Las Setas was designed by the German architect Jürgen Mayer and completed in April 2011. It has six umbrella-like connected structures, known as parasols, with four levels. It is about 26 meters high and covers an area of 150 x 70 meters.

Hailed as the largest wooden structure in the world, Las Setas uses 3,500 pieces of Finnish pine (Kerto) joined by 3000 knots using 16 million screws and nails. It covers an area of 3500 cubic meters and weighs 1,300,000 kgs.

Level 1 is at the street level, and levels 2 and 3 are the upper floors with walkways. At the street level, it houses Mercado de la Encarnación. There is a tapas restaurant in the central parasol. The area below the parasols is spacious and used for holding events.

Visitors can climb and walk the paths on top and get a 360-degree view of Seville. Many prominent landmarks of Seville, including La Giralda, Seville Cathedral, Plaza de Espana, are visible from the upper levels. There are curved walkways that enable visitors to move from the elevator exit (21 meters) to the highest viewing point (28.5mts).

The underground level houses a Roman-era museum, known as Antiquarium. Designed by Felipe Palomino González – a renowned Sevillian architect and a participant in the Las Setas design – the Antiquarium is home to archaeological artifacts found in this area.

The image shows a street-level view at night.

Las Setas Images
A street level view
A street level view at night
A street level view at night
Walkways on the upper level terrace
Upper level with walkways
Model on display at the Antiquarium
Space under the parasols

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