Triana District, Sevilla
If Santa Cruz left me some doubts about its "authenticity" (perfectly reasonable doubts, I must add), Triana provide me with the opposite feeling. There I knew I was watching and living the real thing. I understand it could be a tough task to notice the difference between the two banks of Guadalquivir River, as they share a similar architectural style. No, the difference could not be tell because of their buildings or churches, but for the people who live on those streets and pray in those temples. And for the much better (and inexpensive) bars, of course ;-)
On the other side of the Guadalquivir, this is one of my favourite districts of Sevilla. You see hardly any tourists, so this makes it a great way to discover real Sevillan life. There are nice bars where you can enjoy the famous tapas.
From this side of the river, you have beautiful views of the Toro del Oro and the Puente de Isabel II.
On the picture, a scene of the Mercado de Triana, a typical food market.
The quarters of Seville are:
Parque Maria Luisa all on the left bank of the Guadalquivir
with on the other riverbank Triana.
Since Roman times ceramics have come from Triana, the quarter named after the Roman Emperor Trajanus.
This quarter is famous for the many BULL-FIGHTERS and Flamenco artists that came from its Gypsy community.....
The narrow streets have lots of CERAMIC shops which give the area its authentic atmosphere.
Take a day, or at least half a day, to roam the narrow streets and to take in Triana's special atmosphere, buy some AZULEJOS as a souvenir.....enter one of the many attractive restaurants for a fine meal....
The Iglesia de Santa Ana is wonderfully Mudejar-Gothic...
From the bars and restaurants along the river and the Calle Betis you have a wonderful view over Seville with its towers and belfries...
Never forget that Crhistopher Columbus once lived here and planned his travels here...
In 1992 here in ISLA DE LA CARTUJA the WORLD EXPO took place......
This Expo area has been transformed into several THEME parks which are great to visit....see NEXT TIP...
The Triana district is across the river, and the people who live there have such a strong pride for their neighbourhood that some say that it's like a town of its own rather than just a district in Seville. Historically, it was the gypsy/working-class neighbourhood (though it's much more modern and expensive to live in now), and many famous bullfighters, singers, and flamenco dancers are from Triana. The neighbourhood itself is colourful and great for an afternoon stroll.
There are a lot of beautiful churches, as well as cafes, flamenco bars, shops, etc. The Triana bridge is one of the most famous icons of Sevilla, and I think the area by the river (Calle Betis) is one of the most beautiful parts of Seville.
Walking through triana quater .... I first was very disapointed, nothing that an andalusian has not seen before, when getting into Pureza street, we founded this church of Sevillian style, and we began to fins al the little houses of this style that make Sevilla to have this special name
This is the oldest parish church in Seville, dating back to the 13th century.
At this Capilla de los Marineros we can find the virgin of la Esperanza de Triana.
This little street deserves a little look, evenif you do not have enough time in Sevilla, its streets and houses are the best...
There are many bridges that cross river Guadalquivir; probably, the most beautiful is Puente de Triana; the picture shows a detail.
Do not lie, tile,
that I am coward."
Hay numerosos puentes que cruzan el río Guadalquivir; probablemente el más hermoso es el Puente de Triana; la foto muestra un detalle.
sol de la tarde.
No mientas, azulejo,
que soy cobarde."
Just over the Puente Isabel II bridge is the tiny Chapel of Carmen or Capilla del Carmen. It was built by Anibal Gonzalez in 1926. The church is made up of two parts, the chapel and the tower. The dome is made up of beautiful coloured ceramic tiles. The shape of the chapel is likened to a cigarette lighter and so has that nickname. The chapel is home to the Brotherhood of the Virgen de Carmen.
On the other side of the river to the centre of Seville is Triana. One of the bridges you can cross is the Puente Isabel II (Puente de Triana ). Triana is characteristically made up of small streets and narrow alleys which have some old fashioned bars and café’s. The area was named after a Roman Emperor Trajan and was known as being the gypsy quarter.
The area was named after Rodrigo de Triana who was supposed to be the first person to lay eyes on the ‘new land’. The Triana area has been well known for its potteries and therefore has some of the best ceramic shops especially the Ceramica Santa Ana on Calle San Jorge.
Go for an early evening walk along the Triana river front.
In the late afternoon/early evening the Triana river front comes alive with stalls and lights. There were even some amusement rides for the kids. Don't forget to try some tasty local specialties.
a thing that is always nice to do is shopping. and there are plenty of Possibilities to do that in sevilla. Also there are a lot of beautiful places to visit and a lot of funny food to eat. visit any of the many restaurants for some paella.
Visit Triana the old gipsy-neighbourhood( i don´t know if it´s spelled correctly)on the other side of the river Guadalquivir.
The Triana Tower was built for the 1992 expo. It was used as an Exhibition Hall. Today the building is used for Government and public use.
Of all the bridges of Sevilla, this is the most well-known and visually interesting. Since it leads directly into the heart of Triana, it is also known as the Triana Bridge.