The first phase of construction of the Metropol Parasol revealed visible remains of much of the Roman period, from Tiberius (circa 30 AD) to the 6th century, as well as an Islamic Almohad house from the 12th and 13th centuries.
The archaeological remains are located in an open space of 4,879 square meters, surrounded by a glass membrane of 1,100 square meters that surrounds the entire space and spatially affects the ruin with hanging walls and lights. Together with the lighting and the materials used, they allow to transmit the feeling of being in the spaces where our ancestors lived as if visitors were immersing in the sea.
The Antiquarium is structured around three large areas of almost 5,000 square metres:
Archaeological walkway which makes up the main entrance to the Museum of 550 square metres where visitors can begin to glimpse the archaeological remains without even entering. This walk is carried out through 400 square meres of walkways.
Archaeological Hall with 3,300 square metres containing all the remains found: the salting factory from the first century; the group of Roman houses and streets from the second to the sixth century; the Almohad House of the Waterwheel from the twelfth/thirteenth century; and other extracted elements such as mosaics, ovens, fountains...
Multipurpose area of almost 1,000 square metres. It is an isolated access and operation watertight compartment with capacity to host large cultural events.