The Mushrooms of Seville
The Mushrooms of Seville are the city’s latest great iconic monument. Don’t miss them.
- The latest of the great monuments of Seville, it was controversial and expensive.
- It offers a unique urban picture, very contemporary in the middle of classic Seville.
- The viewpoint is worth seeing, it is very photogenic.
- There are old Roman ruins underneath which are well worth a visit.
- The area is very lively, with an intense social and cultural life and places to eat.
The Mirador Las Setas in Seville is a wooden structure of modern design that soars over the traditional Plaza de la Encarnación. It measures 150 x 70 metres and is approximately 26 metres high. It was designed by the German architect Jürgen Mayer. It is notable for its two large concrete columns that house the lifts leading to the viewing platform.
It has become another tourist attraction in the historic centre of Seville. Its mushroom shape makes it popularly known as las Setas de la Encarnación.
After much controversy in the city due to its cost overruns and its design, it was inaugurated on 27 March 2011. The square is a key point for demonstrations and other events in the city, for example, it is the venue for watching important matches on giant screens. At various times of the year, markets are organised around it and the area in general brings us closer to a more traditional Seville, an image that contrasts with the modernity of the monument.
Visit the monument
On the ground floor, visit the food market and the bar and restaurant area. Above them, we find the show square. There is access to the upper area of the structure, where there are panoramic walkways with attractive views of the city.
In the basement, archaeological remains have been rehabilitated that make up what is known as the Antiquarium Museum. They were discovered during the works and correspond to the Roman and Arab periods of the city.
During the visit we will see:
– The archaeological walk, covers an area of 550 square meters and is the main access to the Antiquarium, with floor-to-glass ceiling, from where you can see the remains in the great archaeological room.
– The Archaeological Room, covers an area of about 3,300 square meters where the archaeological remains that were visible from the walkway are located.
It is a panoramic viewpoint with a 360-degree view to see Seville from 28 meters high along a 250-metre walkway, including a gastro bar. It allows you to see beautiful views of the city.
It has restricted hours (10.00 h – 00.00 h) and the visit costs 3 Euros.