Are you visiting Seville? You won’t want to miss the Triana area. This famous neighbourhood is brimming with tradition and history! It is the birthplace of many sailors, flamenco artists and bull fighters. Every corner has a story, bringing to life the essence of Seville and its culture. So, there is every reason to visit some of its well-known streets. Today we are going to talk about three of its most famous roads and give you a few reasons not to skip this part of the city.
- Betis Street
This is possibly the most recognizable place in Triana. Located along the Guadalquivir shore, it can be seen from across the river in Seville. Its row of colourful houses is featured in many photos taken by locals and visitors from the opposite shore, and you will also see it on postcards in many of the souvenir shops.
Betis Street is also known for its many bars and restaurants. It is an ideal location for a night out or an afternoon drink at one of the outdoor terraces overlooking the river. Enjoy the views of the Triana Bridge or the Giralda in the distance as you relax with a refreshment or tapas. Nestled between the Triana Bridge and the San Telmo Bridge, this is one of the streets in Triana you can’t skip.
- San Jacinto Street
San Jacinto crosses through a large part of Triana and you could say it is one of the neighbourhood’s main arteries. You arrive at it as you cross the Triana Bridge from Seville city centre and you’ll immediately find yourself is a busy area full of shops and cafes. It used to link the neighbourhood with the Aljarafe area and now this pedestrianised Street is ideal for a coffee break, some tapas of a bit of people watching among the local trianeros.
You can also visit the San Jacinto Church, located in the same Street and built by the Dominican order in the 17th century.
- Paseo de Nuestra Señora de la O
This Riverside walkway goes from the Triana Bridge —officially Isabel II bridge— towards the Cristo de la Expiración Bridge. Right next to it you will find the Saint George Castle, seat of the Inquisition back in the day and an interesting visit for those who want to learn more about this part of the city’s history. The Inquisition Alley leads onto this walkway, too, a short passage through which prisoners were taken for trial or towards their deaths.
Yet not everything about this Street is quite so dark and gloomy. The Paseo de la O, as it is known, hosts an art fair on Sunday mornings where you can enjoy local paintings and artwork and maybe purchase a souvenir. Why not head out for a creative stroll along the riverbank? A boat tour also leaves from one of its quays.
So, there you have it. These three streets will help you discover a little more of Seville’s essence and a part of its most famous neighbourhood. If you feel like spending longer in this area, why not book your accommodation here? You will find many options to best fit your needs, from tourist apartments to 4-star hotels in the heart of Triana.