The neighbourhood of Triana

Triana. Guided tours, tips and what to see ❤️

Last updated on February 18th, 2024

💃 What to see in Triana

Triana is a classic Sevillian neighbourhood located on the other side of the Guadalquivir River. It extends from La Cartuja in the north to the neighbourhood of Los Remedios in the south.

Of seafaring character and of great Sevillian tradition, it is the birthplace of bullfighters and artists and attracts many visitors seduced by its tapas, its views of the river, its typical market and its small shops selling Sevillian tiles.

💎 Triana Basics

Flamenco and other charming options in Triana.

1. 💃 Flamenco Theatre

2. 💃 Flamenco Baraka

3. 🛎️ Hotels in Triana

4. 🛥️ Book boat tickets.

5. 🐴 Horse-drawn carriage ride

6. 🙋 Private tour  Whatsapp

7. 🙋 Free tour Triana

8. 👻 Triana Mysteries Tour 

7 Keys. The essentials of Triana

  • Triana is a picturesque neighbourhood but it is not particularly monumental. It was originally a fishermen’s area.
  • The area around the bridge, Plaza del Altozano and Calle Betis is wonderful.
  • It is a neighbourhood where you can eat well, have drinks and enjoy authentic flamenco.
  • Holy Week (Easter) is particularly intense and has very popular religious devotions.
  • It preserves a fine tradition of craftsmanship.
  • Following a modest and working-class past, it is now a booming and highly sought-after area in Seville.

An authentic neighbourhood, which preserves the courtyards of tenement houses and the traditional bars and shops.

Interesting streets and squares in Triana

Plaza del Altozano

It is the most emblematic place of the neighbourhood and the entrance from the Triana bridge, in Roman times Ante Ostianum. Here we can see gardens and regionalist buildings, such as numbers 1 and 5, or the Murillo Pharmacy.

The Plaza del Altozano is the main entrance to Triana, the square from which the main streets begin

The Triana Market is also worth a mention.

The Triana Market
The Triana Market

As are the remains of the Castle of San Jorge, headquarters of the prison of the Inquisition in Seville.

Other attractions in the square include the Restaurante María Trifulca, the old Sevilla-Sanlúcar de Barrameda Maritime Station and the monuments dedicated to Juan Belmonte and Flamenco Dance.

The terrace of the Maria Trifulca
The terrace of the María Trifulca – Shootdiem /

The Capillita del Carmen, or del Puente, from the beginning of the 20th century, a regionalist work in exposed brick and ceramics by Aníbal González, deserves special attention. Formed by two connected bodies, a low building with a ceramic-covered dome, above which there are sculptures of Santa Justa and Rufina. Next to it is a tall, slender bell tower.

Triana Capillita del Puente

The main streets of the neighbourhood lead off this square.

The Plaza del Altozano
The Plaza del Altozano

Visit the Triana market, it is pleasant, varied and popular. You have tapas options and can buy Andalusian gastronomic souvenirs

Calle Betis   

Bordering the river it is ideal for walking and contemplating the Guadalquivir and the Sevillian monuments: Torre del Oro, Giralda, Cathedral, Plaza de Toros, etc. It ends at the Plaza de Cuba and the San Telmo bridge.

It was a former wharf area.

Today, we can see its buildings where popular, modern and stately houses alternate such as the House of the Columns, which was the headquarters of the school of Mareantes, the College of Christ the King, built on the site of a former convent, and the abandoned 18th century House of Monipodio, named by Cervantes when he imagined that it was the house of this character in his novel Rinconete y Cortadillo. A plaque on the façade commemorates this fact.

There is a nice riverside promenade on this street, with spectacular views.

Eminently touristy, with numerous quality bars and restaurants, many of them with attractive terraces, such as Abades or Rio Grande. In recent years the banks of the river have been cleaned up with a landscaped promenade.

eating in Triana

Rio Grande

The Velá de Santiago y Santa Ana, known in recent years as the Velá de Triana, is held in this street in July.

Triana Sanchez Perrier, Museum of Fine Arts of Seville

Calle Pureza

Parallel to the aforementioned street, it is the heart of the neighbourhood where we find the 18th century Chapel of the Sailors, home to the brotherhood of the Esperanza de Triana, one of the city’s most beloved religious ‘images’ which is brought out during the Madrugá Holy Week processions.

On Calle Pureza visit the chapel of Esperanza de Triana and find a bar for breakfast or tapas

Next is the Parish of Santa Ana, Cistercian Gothic.

Among its buildings of typical Trianero design, we see the Casa de las Columnas (House of the Columns) Civic Center, former headquarters of the school, brotherhood and Hospital of Mareantes

Calle San Jacinto

Large pedestrian shopping street, which starts from the Altozano. The regionalist buildings from the beginning of the 20th century stand out, such as the house at number 2, the work of Espiau Muñoz, the old Casa Socorro, nº 23-27, a magnificent building from 1928, and the building nº 22 and 24, for the exhibition of the Casa Mensaque.

The Casa de los Mensaque , nº 33, is a magnificent Sevillian courtyard house from 1900, today’s Triana municipal district.

Chapel of the Virgen de la Estrella, from where this popular brotherhood of Palm Sunday departs.

Church of San Jacinto, a large temple attached to the convent of the Dominicans.

Calle Alfarería

Parallel to the above where the classic ceramic workshops of Triana were located, characterised by its neighbourhood patios or Corrales, bordered by houses and with a fountain in the centre. The one at number 85, the oldest, which dates from the 19th century, and those at numbers 8 and 10 are particularly noteworthy.

Cerca Hermosa, nº 32, is one of the largest nineteenth and early twentieth-century Triana Corrales, although some are very recent. Unlike other patios, the residents here are mostly the owners of the properties and they keep it in good condition.

The Corral de los Corchos, at number 138, built around 1940, is a courtyard with a central fountain and lamps on the walls, most of its inhabitants worked in the cork factory that used to be in La Cartuja.

The old workshop and house of Cerámicas Montalvan, created in 1874, is at number 21. See the regionalist building of Talavera Heredia, on the corner of Calle Covadonga, where we can see several tiles and the House of Artisans, which came to house up to eighteen workshops.

Visit House number 23, the old Nuestra Señora de la O Artistic Ceramics Factory. It was founded in 1901 by Manuel García-Montalván.

At number 12 is the Santa Isabel ceramics shop, founded by Sebastián Ruiz Jurado in 1939.

At number 8 is the Casa Grande, built by the architect José Espiau for storage of earthenware and glass, later converted into a neighbourhood patio. The famous singer Marifé de Triana lived at number 94 on this street.

Between this street and Calle Castilla are the best ceramic shops in Triana, and in Calle Antillano Campos, between Calle Callao and Calle San Jorge, is the Museum of Ceramics.

Typical ceramics of Triana