Seville is home to some of the most striking structures in southern Spain, from its great Gothic cathedral to one of the county’s oldest and most prestigious bullrings. Take this walking tour to discover all of the Andalusian capital’s key architectural landmarks.
On your way back into the centre of town from the bullring, make the penultimate stop of your walking tour in the once run-down Plaza de la Encarnación. This lively, popular square is now dominated by the largest wooden monument in the world: officially called the Metropol Parasol, it is known locally as Las Setas (‘The Mushrooms’) because of its fungi-like appearance. The Mushrooms were built between 2005 and 2011 over Roman remains discovered during their construction – a discovery which made their construction a complicated and often controversial project. You can view the ancient remains on the monument’s lower ground floor, while on top there is a walkway offering panoramic views of the rooftops of Santa Cruz, the charming old Jewish quarter that is home to the final architectural gem of your tour.
Las Setas de Sevilla, Plaza de la Encarnación, Seville, Spain +34 954 56 15 12