2.5 hours, Start: 11:00
Triana is one of the trendiest neighborhoods in Seville, and a must-see on your visit here. Flush with art, culture, and customs unique to this end of the city, this hip quarter of Seville is also the cradle of flamenco, that glorious style of music of this Andalusian-region of Spain. Indeed, Triana is more than just another stop on your list of places to see: it is a unique philosophy and a way of life, one that demands it be experienced and savored.
On a peninsula distinct from the rest of Seville, we crack Triana’s special code, strolling through its bustling market, flooded with good people enjoying the day. Of course there are bars and chemists and a town square, and the streets are always welcoming. But look closely and you will find the people of this special neighborhood do things with a certain flair all their own, and yet remain so very down-to-earth. This is what it truly means to be from here, to be a Trianeros.
Our tour of this special place begins on the Seville side of the river Guadalquivir, at the foot of the bridge Isabel II (also known as the Triana Bridge). Crossing the bridge together, we venture deep into the neighborhood’s history, beginning at the food market where we get our first taste of Triana life. There is art in every direction: witness the flower-filled patios, tiled in yellow and blue. And listen to the warm flamenco with the familiar clickety-clack of castañuelas—an ongoing and welcoming hymn to all.
We move along and visit the dark side of Triana’s past—-so many neighborhoods and towns have them—-on our walk through the Alley of the Inquisition. We learn, but we do not linger. For there is great architecture yet to see and to marvel. We visit grand churches such as the “Capilla de los Marineros” (Chapel of the Sailors) and the “Real Parroquia de Señora Santa Ana” (Royal Parish of Our Lady Saint Ana). And there are yet others we visit that play a crucial role in Seville’s Easter celebration of “Semana Santa,” or Holy Week.
All of this is prelude to Calle Pureza, which means the ‘’Street of Purity,’’ and where our tour ends. (It is also referred to as Calle Betis, which is one Seville’s favourite football clubs.) Better for you to see Calle Pureza than to read about it here. But then, that is Triana.
So come and experience with us this magical place, and for a couple of hours (at least) enjoy living the life of a Trianero or Trianera. Enjoy this tour with us.
Puente de Triana (Triana Bridge).
Callejón de la Inquisición (Inquisition Alley).
Mercado de abastos de Triana (Food market of Triana).
Capilla de los Marineros (Chapel of the Sailors).
Parroquia de Santa Ana.
Casa de las flores (House of flowers).
Calle Betis (Betis Street).
Calle Pureza (Purity Street).
Iglesia del Cachorro (Church of the Cachorro).
Castillo de San Jorge (Saint George Castle).
Capilla del Carmen (Chapel of Carmen).
Plaza del Altozano (Altozano square).
And so much more!.
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