Triana, Seville

Triana, Seville is an enchanting working class area across the river, famous for it’s gypsy community breeding flamenco dancers, sailors and bullfighters. Full of narrow cobbled streets with rows of colourful houses displaying flowers give it a romantic atmosphere.

We started off on foot in the grander area of Santa Cruz.

Triana, Seville

Triana, Seville

I have conflicting views about taking a horse drawn carriage, so I take some time checking this beauty over. With my untutored eye, he doesn’t seem too tired and seems well cared for.

Triana, Seville

Triana, Seville

So, we hop on and enjoy a short ride to the Puente de Isabel II. A bridge that connects Triana to El Arenal, the area of Seville that holds the world famous bullring.

But, we are busy falling apart because James was sitting comfortably until the (rather large) driver snuggled his butt right into the back of James head.

Triana, Seville

Triana, Seville

Triana, Seville

It took a while but eventually we noticed the beautiful glass fronted rooms that looked over the street as we trotted by.

Triana, Seville

We were soon leaving the Santa Cruz area and heading towards the river through the El Arenal area.

Triana, Seville

Elaborate churches were round every corner.

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We spotted roof-top bars,

Triana, Seville

above bustling restaurants.

Triana, Seville

We took photos left and right enjoying the architecture and history of the area.

Triana, Seville

Triana, Seville

Triana, Seville

Triana, Seville

Triana, Seville

We finally reach the Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, the 18th century bullring. Not my bag, but interesting to see.

Triana, Seville

Triana, Seville

Triana, Seville

Off hoof and on our own feet now we enter the market on the El Arenal side of the bridge. Much more our cup of tea, besides we’d worked up an appetite laughing so much.

Triana, Seville

Not all the stands were open, but we weren’t planning to make omelettes, so no matter.

Triana, Seville

Tempting lunches were prepared and ready.

Triana, Seville

Triana, Seville

Jambon, of course. The region is world famous for it’s Iberico de Bellota.

Triana, Seville

Triana, Seville

Exciting looking ice-creams were there as a cool temptation.

Triana, Seville

Triana, Seville

This lady was just warming the chocolate fountain and preparing fresh strawberries.

Triana, Seville

Triana, Seville

This was too much for Charlotte, who happily caved in and enjoyed a strawberry kebab.

Triana, Seville

The men snacked on cones full of cured ham pieces and strong coffee.

Triana, Seville

Triana, Seville

The market has outside seating by the river overlooking the bridge. We took a stroll along to look at Triana on the other side.

Triana, Seville

Triana, Seville

Triana, Seville

Only on family city breaks can you nurse a hangover, walk for unseemly hours everyday, get rained on (regularly) and still feel blissfully happy.

Triana, Seville

Triana, Seville

Capilita del Carmen, a pretty little chapel, sits at the Triana end of the impressive iron bridge.

Triana, Seville

Off the bridge you enter straight onto the Plaza del Altozano. Wrought-iron, glass-fronted balconies are a particular feature here.

Triana, Seville

Lively eateries and bars fill the street ahead,

Triana, Seville

with very few seeming to notice the showery weather.

Triana, Seville

We turn off to enjoy the quieter back streets.

Triana has been famous for it’s potteries since early times and you still find a number of romantic workshops still selling tiles and ceramics.

Triana, Seville

Triana, Seville

Triana, Seville

Triana, Seville

The narrow streets are intimate and many are residential still. It feels cheerful, even in this gloomy weather, with bright colours everywhere.

Triana, Seville

Triana, Seville

We’ve reached the other end of the main bustling street, but we duck into the side streets on the other side.

Triana, Seville

A white and ochre street is named after the Andalusian sailor who lived here. He was the first to spot the New World on Columbus’s epic voyage of 1492.

Triana, Seville

James takes photos which capture this unique area.

Triana, Seville

Triana, Seville

Triana, Seville

Triana, Seville

We all become snap happy. Loving what we see round every turn.

Triana, Seville

Triana, Seville

Many windows are so beautiful.

Triana, Seville

Triana, Seville

Feeling worn out but happy, a very excited hubby has spotted a local bar. He has local Sherry on his mind and we are all involved.

Triana, Seville

If drinking very dry sherry means I get to sit for a minute, I’ll go with it.

Triana, Seville

Hubby’s pigeon Spanish has worked and we appear to be getting some home-brew.

Triana, Seville

Triana, Seville

Charlotte is my lovely light-weight and agrees to a sip or two.

Triana, Seville

As I hide in my tourist book, James is quite enamored by it.

Triana, Seville

Finally, the sun appears and the ochre and red blazes along the street.

Triana, Seville

This is a sailors chapel just opposite, built in the 1700’s, but looking bright in the afternoon sun.

Triana, Seville

Triana, Seville

Triana, Seville

The glass-fronted balconies catch the last rays.

Triana, Seville

Round the next corner the 13th century Iglesia de Santa Ana, the oldest Parish church in Seville, stands proud and freshly restored.

Triana, Seville

Triana, Seville

Triana, Seville

Triana, Seville

Pots of pretty flowering plants hang from many balconies.

Triana, Seville

Down seemingly random streets, beautiful religious ceramic art fills a wall.

Triana, Seville

Triana, Seville

Triana, Seville

We made our way back to the river, spotting the bullring in El Arenal. How the working class men from this area must have dreamt of being bullfighters and all that came with it.

Triana, Seville

Bright water front homes,

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with grandmothers cradling their grandchildren, looking out to the river view.

Triana, Seville

Triana, Seville

Back towards the Puente de Isabel II (bridge), the intricate little chapel appears over the stone steps.

Triana, Seville

Triana, Seville

Leaving Triana now we head back towards the El Arenal and spot the 13th century Tower of Gold, the Torre del Oro. Once there to protect the port, it’s now a maritime museum.

There used to be a sister tower in Triana. As well as using canon, a huge chain would be linked across the river to prevent foreign ships travelling further upstream.

Triana, Seville

If Triana, Seville has got your inner travel bug excited check out other areas in Seville – Parque Maria Luisa and Santa Cruz. We also have 5 amazing restaurants in Seville to recommend to you.

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