Built within the heart of Seville, Spain, the Metropol Parasol has become the city's most fascinating must-see destination
The Metropol Parasol, a part of the redesign of the Plaza de la Encarnacíon in Seville, was completed in April 2011 after five years of construction.
Respite from the Sun
The design principle behind the massive structure was to offer shade during the city's long, hot summer months.
Jürgen Mayer H., the designer of the structure, has said, "The form of this building was inspired by the vaults of Seville's expansive cathedral — I wanted to create a 'cathedral without walls.' "
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