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Seville: Metropol Parasol Virtual Tour

1. Seville: Metropol Parasol Virtual Tour

Metropol Parasol is a wooden structure located at La Encarnación Square in the old quarter of Seville, Spain. It was designed by the German architect Jürgen Mayer and completed in April 2011. The structure consists of six parasols in the form of giant mushrooms, and is organized in four levels. Throughout this guided tour you will experience levels 2 and 3, which are the 2 stages of the panoramic terraces and include a restaurant. These platforms offer one of the best views of the city center, and visitors will be able to see how time has passed for the most important monuments of the city with the assistance of virtual glasses. Thanks to this tour, the viewpoint becomes a window to the past in which you can live a unique experience. You can visit the Roman Hispalis, discovering its streets, houses, and attractions. This virtual tour is also an interpretive and dynamic videoguide that will bring you closer to the main monuments of the city and to the 1992 Universal Exposition. Alternatively, also choose the 2-hour guided tour through the city center with strategical stops to wear the smart glasses and travel to the past.

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Seville: Old Town Wonders Exploration Game

2. Seville: Old Town Wonders Exploration Game

Be led on an exciting self-guided tour around Seville's Old Town while playing an exciting mobile-based quest. Walk past many beautiful iconic landmarks, solve clues, and discover intriguing hidden gems to see the city from a different perspective. Finish at the Iglesia de San Lorenzo. Download the app, go to the starting point at the Hotel Alfonso XIII, and begin the adventure. Follow clues to learn about Seville's fascinating history and architectural masterpieces like the famous Alcazar Palace. Unlock the secret stories of the places you visit as you solve the problem and guess the answers. Find out fascinating details about the Santa Maria de la Sede Cathedral. Use the clues to lead you from one site to another. Each clue provides you with exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. There’s no time limit, allowing you to go at your own pace. Play as a group or split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end of the tour.

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Seville: 1-Hour Walking Tour Barrio de Santa Cruz

3. Seville: 1-Hour Walking Tour Barrio de Santa Cruz

Andalusia is a combination of many styles and has been home to many cultures that have impacted on everyday life. On this 1-hour walking tour of its main city Seville, your guide will show you a mix of one of the most popular area’s of the city - the atmospheric Barrio de Santa Cruz. Walk from the old Jewish quarter to some of the most contemporary architecture, such as Metropol Parasol at Encarnación Square. Designed by the German architect Jürgen Mayer-Hermann, the wooden structure consists of 6 parasols in the form of giant mushrooms. Learn the legends of the barrio, and discover stories inherited through oral traditions. Your guide will provide a commentary designed to be different and funny.

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Seville: Tapas Brunch Experience

4. Seville: Tapas Brunch Experience

After gathering in front of the Real Parroquia de Santa María Magdalena Church, your 3-hour adventure into the Seville gastronomy scene will begin. You'll encounter various outlets including churros stalls, tiny shops, market stalls, and tapas bars, receiving an overview of the best local products as you travel. Your tour contains a total of 6 stops within the city center, around 10 different dishes, and 3 drinks. Throughout your journey you can expect to sample dishes such as churros, special toast, almond-based sweets, olive oil, cheese, and cured ham. This tour is a great way to support local shops and family-owned businesses whilst sampling some of the most unique food products in town. By the end of this tour you are bound to have collected a few favorite spots to revisit throughout the rest of your stay in the city.

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Seville: Salvador Church, Casa Pilatos, and Metropol Tour

5. Seville: Salvador Church, Casa Pilatos, and Metropol Tour

Get an understanding of the artistic development of the city from Mudejar to present day, covering Renaissance, Baroque, and Regionalist and contemporary styles. The monuments to be focused on are the Salvador Church and Pilatos House. Inside the magnificent Salvador Church, a former mosque, are displays of some of the best sculptures of the Holy Week processions. Stroll inside the heart of Arabic Seville, an area full of life and businesses, where you can buy the best outfits for the April Fair, the Rocio Pilgrimage, or any social event. Pilatos house, the second monument to be visited, is a Mudejar-style palace also influenced by the Italian Renaissance period. You can also see some of Seville's most avant-garde architecture at the end of the tour. Enter the Metropol Building and see what is known as Las Setas (the mushrooms).

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Seville: 2.5-Hour Adventurous Electric Bike Tour

6. Seville: 2.5-Hour Adventurous Electric Bike Tour

Eager to get outside to discover the famous sights and hidden gems of Seville? Get on an electric bike for a relaxed ride through the city on this 2.5-hour tour. Start by traveling back in time with a visit to the city's original 11th-century walls, a symbol of Spain's Moorish history and the era of Muslim rule. Then make your way back to the present with a stop at the beautiful neo-Baroque Basilica of Our Lady of Hope, built in the 20th century and located in the heart of the Macarena neighborhood. From there, see the new and unique bridges that were built for the World Exposition in 1992, before stopping at the incredible Metropol Parasol; finished in 2011. These mushroom-shaped parasols hang over the Plaza Encarnación, and are said to be the largest outdoor wooden structures in the world. Enjoy learning about Seville without having to navigate the city on your own, and get some fresh air at the same time. As the tour uses electric bikes, you’ll be able to see more of Seville’s sites in less time, and without the effort of cycling on a normal bike. The tour makes use of bike lanes and side roads with minimal traffic, so you will feel safe as you ride.

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Seville: Sunset Walking Tour

7. Seville: Sunset Walking Tour

See Seville at sunset in this guided walking tour of the city. Start your walking tour in the historical center of Seville near the cathedral. Enjoy wandering the narrow streets of the old Jewish quarter while learning fascinating history from your expert guide. Search for famous faces in the facade of the Town Hall, then continue your walking tour through Salvador square, by the impressive baroque church of the same name, standing where once there was a mosque. Pass by traditional street markets and head to the awesome Metropol Parasol, or in Spanish, Las Setas. Finish your tour in a lively area of the city filled with bars and restaurants.

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Seville: Enchanted Walking Tour in Spanish

8. Seville: Enchanted Walking Tour in Spanish

This is a special night walk starting from Plaza del Triunfo, a historical location due to the fact that in 1755, there was a huge earthquake in Lisbon which was also felt in Seville. Discover the reason for its name as well as the history of the three different buildings that you will find there. Afterwards, go through the Old Town, also called Judería and be told about different happenings from 1248 until now. Visit the narrow streets and special squares such as Plaza de Doña Elvira, Plaza de Susona and Plaza de Alfaro, etc. This neighborhood has haunted houses and the most special stories will be explained. When you finish your visit of Judería, head directly to calle Mármoles with its roman columns and then go to Cabeza del Rey Don Pedro to hear about the incredible story of this street. Then, walk until Alfalfa, where you can find underground passages and small shops that were created during the Muslim period. Finally, arrive at las Setas, a modern site in the middle of Plaza de la Encarnación.

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Seville 4-Hour Guided Walking Tour

9. Seville 4-Hour Guided Walking Tour

Stroll the fragrant alleys and historic streets of Seville's old town with a local guide, and marvel as more than 2,000 years of history is brought to life. Hear about the different cultures and civilizations that made the city their home over the centuries, from the explorers who set off to discover the New World to the city's Golden Age, gradual decline and re-birth in the late 20th century. Admire monuments such as City Hall on Plaza Nueva, one of the world's largest cathedrals and the Giralda bell tower in a former minaret. Pass the Archivo General de Indias, where documents about the history of the Spanish Empire are kept. Stroll through the charming Santa Cruz neighborhood and see an old tobacco factory. Admire the mosaic tiles of Plaza de España, see the beautiful Baroque façade of San Telmo Palace and the historic bridges over the Guadalquivir River before ending with a panoramic view from the new Metropol Parasol.

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What people are saying about Metropol Parasol

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 171 reviews

After a week of strolling through the city, Pablo still managed to show beautiful streets and places in the old Jewish neighborhood. He had a lot of knowledge about the neighborhood and nice anecdotes.

The view from the top of the beautiful structure is gorgeous but what makes the experience truly unique is the virtual reality that allows you to magically go back in time

Marié-Josée gave us anecdotes and took us to unsuspected and unusual places! She didn't count her time. We highly recommend. Family visit on 10/28/2021.

Pepa the fantastic guide, very nice available. arrived shortly before with the plane the panoramic start at sunset was very interesting and beautiful

It's a great tour. They teach you many things that without a guide would go unnoticed.