Located on the opposite riverbank and beyond the old city walls, Triana has been historically isolated. It is, then, easy to understand why its neighbors consider themselves as citizens of an “Independent Republic”. Indeed, it is the oldest area after Seville’s old quarter, built between the 13th and 14th century. However, its history starts even before, enabling us to discover remains from different periods of our history -especially from the lower classes, whom History books don’t usually include.
Triana’s cultural heritage is extremely important in the history of Seville and Andalusia: It became a home for sailors during the Conquistador’s era; it was the location of the traditional ceramic and pottery workshops; and last but not least, Triana has been the cradle of flamenco art. During our tour, we will have the opportunity to learn and discover everything about its cultural legacy.
We will finish our tour in the food market, where we will taste some of the delicacies that are sold in the old stands, such as Andalusian wines, charcuterie products, sweets or fresh fruit. Curiously, the market is built on top of the ruins of the Spanish Inquisition’s fortress…
Don’t expect a touristy place full of souvenir shops. When walking along Triana’s colorful streets, you will become part of the daily life in this traditional neighborhood that still preserves the strongest local character.
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