Certainly one of the more distinct structures of Seville, the Metropol Parasol consists of six parasols in the rough shape of mushrooms, and lays claim to being the largest wooden building in the world.
Architect Jürgen Mayer-Hermann drew his inspiration from the large sturdy base and intricate limbs of the ficus tree, and we think he did a pretty bang up job; The Metropol Parasol organically flows through the cityscape as if it had somehow grown in that way. And much like the tree, the building's four stories have subterranian roots: the base of the structure is antiquarium, where you'll be able to see ruins that go all the way back to the Romans. The second (ground level) houses the Central Market, while levels three and four brandish panoramic terraces and a delightful restaurant with commanding views out over the city.
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