Barrio de Triana, is one of the most visited areas of the city by its people, its charm and culture that you can see it next to the ‘Guadalquivir river. ” Triana has many tourist attractions ranging from their own craft, to the imposing presence of art museums where pieces of great value and age are.
A brief history of the Triana
El Barrio de Triana was in its beginnings a ‘fishing quarter, “whose people were engaged in working life, pottery and fishing, but stressed that their culture quickly became very popular. Barrio de Triana is the birthplace of the best bullfighters in Spain, as well as the best flamenco artists (dance and song).
History tells us that the origin of the city has great antiquity, pointing to the Old Age as the most likely, since findings were detected Roman remains. There is evidence of engravings from the XVIII century that indicate the existence of Triana.
In the year 1171 the pontoon bridge is built, during the reign of Caliph Abu Yaqub Yusuf. Bridge that was destroyed by the army of Ferdinand III of Castile in 1248. Bridge Barcas de Triana was the only means by which they could supply the population of the neighborhood, so it was rebuilt and became the Castillo de San Jorge, in which “is born the first parish of Triana”.
Sevilla always was compromised by its river status as the Guadalquivir River caused flooding on several occasions in Triana. The population took refuge in the Church of Santa Ana and San Jorge Castle.
Also this neighborhood was attacked by the plague of 1649, so the population dwindled greatly. In the year 1780 it is constructed in a building Triana large and Baroque style, called “House of Columns,” which was declared in 1990 as an asset of cultural interest.
Current Triana bridge was built between the years 1845-1852, when “Puente de Isabel II” was called, replacing the Barcas Bridge. In San Jacinto Street is a vestige of the Trianera ceramic tradition as is the Mensague house, which was inhabited by a family dedicated to the industry. It is said that the house has a great antiquity, dating back to 1900.
Likewise, it is believed that the pottery shop Santa Ana founded the ceramist trade in the twentieth century. They have always been tradition in Seville Corrales de Vecinos in the Barrio de Triana were very abundant. These pens were houses of several houses with a courtyard with a fountain in the middle. Around at the edge of the patio doors runners heading to neighboring rooms they were. There are reforms established by the council to keep them.
What to see in the Triana district?
You ever wondered what to see in Triana ?. If so, we say it has a number of tourist attractions of great importance in the history of Seville and, of course, of Spain. Now we enumerate some of the attractions are there in the Barrio de Triana for when visiting Seville, you can go to them. We go with them:
Puente de Triana
Triana Bridge, was built between 1845 and 1852 by engineers Ferdinand Bennetot and Gustavo Steinacher. This bridge is considered the most recognizable point of the Barrio de Triana. In 1976, it exceeds an attempt to demolition so it is considered since then as a National Historic Monument.
Chapel of the Carmen
The Chapel of the Carmen is located next to the bridge, inside which there is an altarpiece of the Virgin of the Carmen. It was inaugurated in 1928. The size of the chapel is small and is the west side of the Bridge of Triana. The architect in charge of its construction was Aníbal González. The altarpiece was moved to the parish of Santa Ana until 1928, when the new chapel end of the Carmen.
Altozano Square is the end of the Triana bridge and is the true reference of the neighborhood. Architecture holds the first quarter of the twentieth century. It is large and has a perimeter of 330 meters and 0.4 hectares (approximately). If you have at the least one or two days to see Sevilla we recommend you see the square and the surrounding streets.
The current market for Triana in Seville is located in the Altozano Square where you can still see remains of the Castillo de San Jorge. It’s where the people usually do their daily shopping district. During its construction remains of the Castle and a Muslim cemetery almohade found. In 2001 it is inaugurated the new Mercado de Triana as known today.
Castillo de San Jorge
San Jorge Castle is located on the right bank of the river Guadalquivir. Since its construction had various uses, among which are those of the Spanish Inquisition prison. It was demolished in the nineteenth century by the damage he had caused the multiple floods the river Guadalquivir. Subsequently born Mercado de Triana, using the facilities of the Castillo de San Jorge.
The Alley of the Inquisition
Alley of the Inquisition is a passage a little narrow, measuring about 35 meters long. Communicates walk Nuestra Señora de la O and street Guadalquivir river with Castilla.
Where to eat tapas and go in the Triana district of Seville?
Tapas in Seville leave part of popular culture. Exit through the bars of the city means much more than simply going to eat or drink. It is an encounter with family and people closest. One way to spend time, liven up the afternoons and evenings with endless lectures and delicious cuisine. It is also a place to meet and expand the friendly circle, and why not, also dating. Some of the bars that we recommend are:
The Mary Trifulca
Is a restaurant located in the Puente de Triana (corner Square Altozano) which opened in the summer of 2016. The building of this establishment is all a waste of history and romance. It also has an industrial decoration made very carefully. It is a place that attracts not only Seville but also to foreigners. It has a 5-storey vertical service for up to 120 people. The dishes served are varied, among which are the typical dishes of Triana and features a menu with dishes specially designed to be shared among the guests. The phone number of the restaurant Maria Trifulca for bookings and information is: 0034 954 330 347
Is a restaurant you can find in the street of the same name in the Barrio de Triana. It is especially suitable for groups. Is a typical old barnyard residents of the area, which makes him a great attraction for foreign visitors. It was founded in 2007. The restaurant is a mix of traditional food and culinary modernity, lounges equipped to cater for 14 people or more. They have smaller rooms with more privacy than the rest, so it also applies to a romantic dinner. The phone number of the Victoria 8 Restaurants for information and reservations is: 0034 954 343 230
Another restaurant that is part of the tradition of Triana, located on Calle Antillano Campos, 26. In 1962 the first establishment Golondrinas and management in management went down to Paco Arcas and his family, current owners was founded. The specialty of this restaurant are the salad dressings, fried and grilled dishes. Its slogan “The key is the tradition.” The atmosphere is unique, with tables and chairs typical Andalusian folklore, something very traditional. Reservations For information and phone number is 0034 954 331 626 These are just three of the restaurants are in the neighborhood Triana in Seville, but you can also find fast food, restaurants, ice cream parlors and more.