Triana is the name for the cheerful district of Seville, which can be reached via the bridge of the same name - Triana. The correct name of the bridge is "Isabella II Bridge". Triana is a very colorful neighborhood where the very popular bullfighters and flamenco dancers come from. Cheerful and authentic, the Triana district is the right place for a playful and relaxing afternoon. Although very beer-friendly, the Triana district does not attract a large number of tourists and there are never big city crowds. Only the few who discover the Triana district in Seville are very lucky and really enjoy it here. What this quarter is famous for is pottery and Azulejos tiles - ceramic blue tiles.
Triana has developed as an important and large working class quarter, we can also say an artisan quarter. The church of St. Anne is located in this district. Legend has it that children who are baptized in this church will be gifted by God with the talent to play flamenco. The Church of Saint Anne is open for visits from Monday to Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. And on Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The second church is the sailors' chapel or "La capilla de los Marineros". It represents a chapel, that is, a small church of sailors and sailors, and the main statue of this church is the virgin Esperanza of Triana. When it's Saint Esperance Day, this statue is part of the procession that goes from Triana to Triana Cathedral. This district is very nice for afternoon walks.
The city market is open every day, where you can feel the true spirit of the Triana district. Here, the locals buy fresh meat and fish, fruits, vegetables, and spices in the morning. Triana is adorned with small restaurants serving very tasty dishes accompanied by wonderful local music. In the district of Triana, it is possible to enjoy a real flamenco show that can be seen in: Burra Esenzia, Baraka Sala Frlamenco, Pages del Corro, El Regoneo, Lola de los Reyes. It is possible to watch the show both during the day and at night. Flamenco should really be experienced and enjoyed. The Triana bridge is an arch bridge, a metal bridge and connects Triana with the city center.
The bridge crosses the Alfonso XIII Canal - a branch of the Guadalquivir River - which makes Triana almost an island. This bridge was built in the middle of the 18th century as the first metal bridge in Seville, which replaced the floating wooden one that used to be there. The so-called the Moors built the pontoon bridge across the river in the 12th century and it existed there for a full 7 centuries.
Author of the text:
Maja Glavaš, Bachelor with Honours in Communicology. Works in Tourism.
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