SEVILLE

LAS SETAS DE LA ENCARNACIÓN (INCARNACION'S MUSHROOMS)

GEOGRAPHY

Las Setas de la Ercanacion is a wooden structure located at La Encarnación Square, in the old quarter of Seville. It's at the centre of the city, between the main shopping area to the south and Calle Feria to the north.

HISTORY

It was built in 2011. Since the 19th century, a market was located in the square. This building was torn down in 1948. In 1990, the city decided to construct underground parking with space for a market on top. However, in the midst of construction, ruins dating to Roman and Andalusian eras were discovered, and construction was frozen. The building serves a number of purposes: an archaeological museum in the basement, Antiquarium, with Roman and Moorish ruins; a food market and restaurants on the ground floor; and the best part, offering views of the city from 30 metres up, including a large mirador, viewing area, at the very top of the building.