This barrio (neighbourhood) is next to the main shopping area, and is centred around Metropol Parasol, the vast wooden waffle structure consisting of six giant shades in Plaza Encarnacion.
Las Setas, as they’re known locally, house an archaeological museum in the basement, market and bars on the ground floor, and a rooftop walkway with amazing city views.
On a similar note to Soho Benita, the long pedestrian street leading away from Las Setas towards Calle Feria, calle Regina, promotes itself as Regina Market. In this case you get quirky clothes boutiques, an organic food shop, a natural beauty store, an excellent deli, a craft beer bar, and a café which is packed from breakfast until late-night cocktails. You can also find Caotica bookshop, and Plaza de Zubaran with cute cafes and bars.
If you need a hotel in this area, the Setas are flanked by two: the Hotel Palace, and Casa de las Indias. Both have roof terrace bars which offer close-up views of the fascinating architectural icon.