Walking through the Triana neighborhood of Seville. The essence of the city

The Barrio de Triana is the most classic of all the neighborhoods in Seville. It is the most authentic neighborhood, the most typical. The one that hides all the essence of what Seville represents.

Triana is located next to the Guadalquivir River on the other side of the historic neighborhood and was traditionally a neighborhood of potters, sailors and fishermen, the cradle of well-known artists in flamenco or bullfighting.

Here we are going to give you a summary of what you can see in the Barrio de Triana in a tour that we recommend taking if you visit Seville.

A walk with the best things to see in Triana

To enjoy the Barrio de Triana you simply have to walk and lose yourself in its charming streets. But if you want to live it even more, we recommend these activities:

The Triana Bridge and the Plaza del Altozano

Seville - Triana neighborhoodTo get to the neighborhood you can cross the Puente de Triana, built between 1845 and 1852 and actually called Puente de Isabel II.

This beautiful iron bridge is a hallmark of the neighborhood and the most important gateway to it.

The first thing you find after crossing the bridge is the Plaza del Altozano, the main square of the neighborhood where the Mercado de Triana is located, built on the remains of the Castle of San Jorge

This castle was the seat of the Inquisition since 1481 and suffered serious neglect until it was decided to build the market.

The Triana Market

Seville - Triana MarketVery close to the Triana Market is the Callejón de la Inquisición, the street where the accused were taken to be judged or directly burned at the stake. Until 1992 it was the only visible remains of the Castle of San Jorge.

Leaving aside the Monument to Juan Belmonte and advancing straight ahead, we find Calle San Jacinto, a very lively commercial street where the Church of San Jacinto is also located.

Returning to Plaza del Altozano, you can take Calle Pureza and continue the route.

Purity Street, the most charming

Seville - Chapel of the SailorsCalle Pureza is one of the most authentic in the neighborhood where the Capilla de los Marineros is located, headquarters of the popular Brotherhood of Hope of Triana, famous for its procession at dawn on Good Friday.

It is a really beautiful baroque-style chapel made up of three naves, not very large, with a rather special decoration.

A few meters further on we find the Church of Santa Ana, the oldest in Seville, and it is that it was founded in the year 1280.

It is in the Gothic-Mudejar style and its interior is truly spectacular, giving it a cathedral-like appearance that does not seem to be appreciated from the outside, although you can get an idea of ​​its dimensions.

Of course, its appearance is not what it originally had, since after the devastating Lisbon earthquake of 1755 it suffered serious damage and had to be partially rebuilt.

Betis Street. walking along the river

Seville - Betis StreetAt the end of Calle Pureza, we turn left and reach the Guadalquivir River, where another of Triana’s most famous streets runs parallel to it, Calle Betis.

In this street we can still find some of the old docks from the 19th century and today it is a street with a lot of atmosphere thanks to its terraces and restaurants where you can dine by candlelight by the river.

There you can taste typical Sevillian dishes, such as fried fish, by candlelight watching the sunset over the city of Seville while the lights of the Giralda, the Torre del Oro, the bridges over the Guadalquivir and in last term the towers of the Plaza de España.

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