What’s now one of the most charming neighborhoods, Triana used to be its own thing once upon a time.
During my chat with the random local lady I met on my latest trip to Seville, she told me that a long time ago Triana was connected to Seville via a bridge that was resting on boats (hence the name – “puente de barcas” that still remains). It sounded intriguing so I sure did use Wikipedia to learn more. (Here you can have a look at the picture of the bridge from 1800’s, still with boats used as support!).
The original pontoon-bridge was built in the 12th century – during Muslim rule!!
The Muslim culture gave very beneficial things to Spain and made it an economically prosperous land. One of the most prominent legacies is, of course, the craft of ceramics. That’s obvious in the whole region of Andalusia, but some of the streets of Triana made me wonder if historically it was a ceramics production hub.
Indeed, this was home to Seville’s most famous ceramics and pottery workshops! There is a ceramics museum, which you should definitely visit, if you like this historic craft.
I am purposefully not posting pictures of the gorgeous Triana’s tile-clad buildings, so that you could get a good first impression in person.
Triana is a residential district, where nevertheless the buildings are simply stunning. And the streets are full of little shops, barbers, cafeterias and restaurants.
Churches, beer bars, banks – all is next to each other. It’s an eclectic combination that will make you stop again and again for a picture!