In English "setas" means "mushrooms." Setas de Sevilla originally called Metropol Parasol is the largest wooden construction in the world. All the wooden pieces have a polyurethane paint coating that protects the wood from humidity. It consists of six connected parasols that are about 26 meters/85 feet high. The top of the parasols are as tall or taller than most of the residential buildings that surround it. The project was designed by German architect Jürgen Mayer who won a competition to revitalize the Plaza de la Encarnación. The Setas mark the dividing line between historic Seville and modern Seville. And, from what I could see it has certainly revitalized the area.
We had a glorious sunset on our first visit to Las Setas. The tall building is the distant Seville Tower.
The tops of the parasols are connected by a walkway and a terrace for viewing the city from above. Because Seville isn't a city of skyscrapers, the top of the Setas is a great place stroll, to admire the sunset, and to view the Cathedral and La Giralda. And beginning just after sunset, a LED lightshow begins. The ticket for Setas is good for 48 hours. The first entry is timed, but the second entry is anytime with in the 48 hours.
Across from the Setas we ran into some rollerskating trick or treaters. The other Halloween photos came from earlier days during this vacation.
Tomorrow we drive back to Portugal to continue our journey toward Porto.