Seville – Triana – Stuff to See

The historical district of Triana is located on an almost-island between two branches of the River Guadalquiver.

Please see my next post for places to eat in Triana. My Google map is here.

Trianeros have a local identity that is proudly distinctive from the rest of Seville. The neighbourhood is famous for ceramics and Flamenco, both of which have played an important part in the development of Sevilliano culture.

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Work puts us up at the Hotel Ribera de Triana www.hotelriberadetriana.com in Plaza Chapino which is next to the Puente Cachorro.

Over the road from the hotel is the looming Torre Sevilla which is the landmark that guides me homewards in the evenings. There are so many bridges that it can sometimes be difficult to know where you are, especially at night.

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The Ribera de Triana is one of my favourite work hotels, not just because it has a sumptuous breakfast, helpful staff and big modern rooms but because it has a terrace bar on the top floor with great views out over the river and the Giralda in the background. It’s a great place to start a night out on the town.

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If you turn left out of the hotel, left again down Calle Castilla and Calle San Jorge and keep going straight, you will come to the Puente de Isabel II. By the side of the bridge is the Castillo de San Jorge.

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The castle is now just a relatively modern turret but its ceramic tiled roof is very photogenic. There’s a small museum inside which looks at the castle’s role as a court in the Spanish Inquisition.

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The ruins of the original castle are now under the Mercado de Triana at the end of Calle Castilla. The market is relatively small (75 vendors) but the stalls are all top quality. There are fantastic displays of, amongst many other things, fruit and veg…

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…mushrooms…

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…stuffed olives…

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…charcuterie and cheeses…

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…seafood…

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…game.

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You can even get vacuum packed cochinillo here; something you would never see in the UK because suckling piglets are generally not available.

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This is just a taster of the sights of Triana. I hope to add more pictures to this post in the future.

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