Triana Neighborhood of Seville
Triana is an important neighborhood in Seville, some say that it encloses the true essence of Seville. The basin of the river Guadalquivir makes border between Triana and most of the city.
Some things to consider in the district of Triana:
– Church of Santa Ana: this parish church dating from 1280, is the oldest of Seville and was founded by order of King Alfonso X.
– St. George's Castle: the remains are located underneath the Mercado de Triana, in the Altozano. It hosted the Inquisition since 1481, although the initial construction of the year 1171 is of Arab origin. The castle, affected by the continued neglect and subsequent flooding of the Guadalquivir, was changed to a market in 1823, popularly known as Market Square. On the occasion of the exhibition of 1992, with the aim to modernize the market, it was demolished. This unearthed the remains of the castle and a Almohad cemetery that can be visited within the market.
– Betis Street: street boundary with the river Guadalquivir, which still retains part of the nineteenth century quays. We also stress that the houses on this street are one of the great sights of Seville. Today it is a busy area of bars and restaurants.
– Alley of the Inquisition: located at the confluence of streets Castilla, San Jorge and Callao, was for over a century and a half, the only visible evidence of the presence of the old inquisitorial tribunal in Triana.
– House of Columns: is the former University of dizzying sailors who trained during the XVI and XVII centuries. Later it became a neighborhood yard, currently hosting a local civic center.
– Triana Bridge or Isabel II Bridge: Built between 1845 and 1852 and joins Sevilla and Triana. This modern building would replace the primitive floating bridge. It is a national historic monument since 1976, and one of the most characteristic elements of the city.
– La Cava: this long avenue which today is called Pagés del Corro crosses the "old town" of Triana. It is the ancient moat of the Castillo de San Jorge, and is divided into two: Cava Gitanos and the Civil. The first, which runs from the Plaza de Cuba to the Church of San Jacinto, was given the name because most of its’ neighbors were Gipsys. The second is from the Church of San Jacinto to St. Vincent de Paul and refers to the former barracks of the Guardia Civil(spanis military police), located in the street.
– Statue of Juan Belmonte: Juan Belmonte (called The Pasmo de Triana) was a bull killer, probably the most popular in history and considered by many the founder of modern bullfighting. In his statue, through a hole in the chest, we can contemplate the Maestranza, the Torre del Oro and Giralda as if a framework is involved.
– Ceramic Santa Ana: located in the San Jorge Street, a ceramics company building that has its origin in 1870.
– Tons of bars and restaurants give the Barrio de Triana fame for its’ expertise in various types of tapas, probably the best in the city.