Good riverside terrace with lively cafe/restarants. Visit the tile factory shops for some splendid goods. Street cafe outside the church serves good value drinks and tapas if you can get a table!
What a great place to sit and watch the world go by whilst enjoying a drink & bite to eat. Lots of little cafés
A real Spanish neighbourhood full of ordinary Spanish people - it's great - just so real after the Centre and Santa Cruz. We went on a Saturday afternoon/evening, saw an old ceramics factory (no longer working, but they explained a lot about the history of Triana) & shop, then wandered around the little streets. At the church of Santa Ana a bride arrived in an old car for her wedding and people were walking in and out of this Parish church all through the ceremony. In calle Duarte we came across a tiny little Taberna full of locals and there were two men playing guitar and singing and people of all ages were getting up to dance Flamenco dressed in normal everyday clothes. They were all so genuine and having such a good time. I loved it.
This old town area is worth seeing, but you'll be lucky to get anything to eat or drink before 1.30pm.
Hotel Monte Triana (were we stayed) was in this area. Every morning we walked at a peaceful pace towards the city center along the riverbank. There are nice restaurants and tapas bars in this area and also romantic little streets.It is also less hectic then in the city center which was a 15-20 minutes walk away from our hotel.
it is the second side of Seville just over the river. Good for a walk before lunch or so..You can visit a market, just behind the bridge.River bank is very accessible and from there is a nice view to old town part.
The Barrio Triana is quite interesting. In the past this barrio was where they manufactured ceramic tiles used in palaces and homes. We went there and found three good ceramic tile stores. We also saw the Church of Cristo de la Expiracion and the Church of Nuestra Señora de la O.
Get info from locals and go into the Flamenco shows not for tourist only for locals, you will enjoy it much.
We went through Triana first by Sevilla On/Off tour bus (green and yellow one) With the earphones, you got a good overview of the area. The next time we walked by ourselves and had lunch at the Mercado at the bridge. The last time was with a guide(free with On/Off bus ticket) It left at 1 pm and it was about 1 and 1/2 hours. Maria is excellent and took us to places and told us things we wouldn't have known otherwise. We finished with tapas at a place suggested by Maria. Triana gives another interesting view how the people of Seville live. You meet the guide at the Oro (Gold) Tower
Gives a sense of "life among the locals", especially if you go just a block or two away from the river. A thriving market, historic churches, an excellent ceramics museum, flamenco classes in the community center spilling out into the street, etc. - definitely worth a visit. Go in the late afternoon and stay through dusk to watch the lights on the Puente Isabel and in Seville across the river.
Triana is a very important area within Seville's history. It is where Flamenco started with the gypsy influence and where most of the famous Matadors of The bull ring lived, as well as where most of the ceramics within Seville came from. As I have said in my other reviews, go on the FREE WALKING TOURS, to hear about the history and fully understand the importance of the area. Some lovely streets, tapas bars, and buildings.Go walk it!
It was lovely to spend an afternoon strolling around Triana and seeing how the locals live. You almost seem to step back in time a few years with family run shops all around you. There were some beautiful buildings and churches. My favourite part was walking over the bridge and seeing the view of Triana in the sunshine. Well worth a visit.
We did not visit this area the first time we went to Seville but did this time. The shops selling ceramic tiles are just amazing.
This is a contrast from the tourist crowded center of Seville. Triana is a real neighborhood with shops and offices and promenades. It is a nice place to find a hotel and enjoy the local cooking, the fruit sellers and the other normal aspects of an otherwise touristified city.
Very busy area, not too much to see,but very helpful shopkeepers who were very courteous. Felt a safe area to visit.