Triana is one of the most famous parts of Seville, not only for its vibrant culture and colourful tiles but also because its inhabitants identify more with the neighbourhood than with the city itself.
I have already talked a lot about how much I enjoyed visiting Seville, from the gorgeous Plaza de España to the spectacular Alcázar. Well, Triana is another part of Seville that I absolutely loved. From its colourful tiles and houses to its lively market, it is almost a tiny city on its own.
From the central part of Seville, you just have to cross a bridge over the Guadalquivir river to reach Triana, and from there you can wander around its pretty streets, lined with colourful buildings, discover the Mercado de Triana or admire the tiles that adorn many buildings.
Your first stop in Triana should be the market, as it is right after the bridge. In this huge space, protected from the sun (and very occasional rain), you will find plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, some of which you might have never seen before!
You can also buy some food specialties and walk around the food stalls, admiring the colourful displays and enjoying the local atmosphere!
From the mercado you can easily reach Triana’s main street. Calle san Jacinto. All the nice cafes and small local restaurants make it quite impossible there to resist the temptation of delicious tapas or of a refreshing tinto de verano, a very popular drink consisting of red wine with soda.
After a nice break, you can stroll along the street to admire all the nice buildings and their tiles, maybe imagining in which house you would like to live in – at least that’s what I did – until you reach the church of San Jacinto.
Another street worth mentioning and seeing in Triana is the calle Betis, parallel to the river, that offers an incredible view over the other part of Seville. A stroll along the Guadalquivir is something I would recommend anywhere in Seville, but it is especially nice when you are in Triana because you can spot the most famous monuments of the city, from the Giralda to the bullring of the Plaza de toros de la Real Maestranza de Caballería.
Of course, this is not all Triana has to offer and I would say that the best way to discover it properly is to go at your own pace and get lost in all the streets, soaking in the Andalusian lifestyle, and wandering around and admiring what surrounds you.
Even though the architecture and buildings in Triana are pretty much similar to the ones you find in Seville, you can still feel the particularity of this neighbourhood, a bit like a tiny city inside a bigger one.
Have you ever been to Seville and Triana? What did you think? Would you like to go?
Other posts about Seville:– Wonders of Seville: Plaza de España and Parque de María Luisa
– Day & Night at the Alcázar of Seville
– Life update from Dorne