Before visiting the Triana district, we will start by getting to know the Arenal district, a district full of history, but which many people do not know. Nowadays, it is known as a very united place with the world of theatre, bullfighting and brotherhoods; but in the past, however, it reigned in the streets of the Arenal a surprising atmosphere. Prostitutes, sailors and fishermen, cabinetmakers, carpenters, coopers, sweepers and garbage collectors were the most frequent visitors to the area.
The reason was very simple: in the 16th and 17th centuries the Guadalquivir River was one of the most important port areas in Europe and seen from all over the world. Due to the preparation of multiple expeditions, the construction of boats, bartering and sale of goods, his activity was known to all. At that time, it was called >BARRIO NUEVO DEL MUNDO<.
Walking through its streets, you can see the traces of a glorious and sad past. As shown by the replica of the Cruz del Baratillo and which pays tribute to the great plague epidemic that shook Seville in 1649 (more than 60 000 people died there).
It was also at this time that the Arenal mancebías, a “Ghetto” supervised by the ecclesiastical authorities, but also civil to gather and guard in the same place the prostitutes of Seville.
El Barrio del Nuevo Mundo is a neighborhood that never stops surprising, and you will realize yourself that many other details and stories still live in its streets.
We will cross the Isabel II Bridge, also known as the Puente de Triana and the border of the two shores, of two unique worlds. Triana, an endearing place imbued with a bohemian spirit and a favourite neighbourhood for many Sevillians to live in.
Once the cradle of gypsy culture in Seville, the district has its own identity. An atmosphere different from that of the Santa Cruz district.
There is always a lot of activity, unusual characters, locals in love with their houses, their neighbourhoods, flamenco dancers on the corner of the streets and the eternal MERCADO DE TRIANA located on the ruins of the old castle of San Jorge whose fruity scents await a basket.
Once the walk is over, you will enjoy a paella menu at the top of a beautiful terrace and you will enjoy one of the best views of Seville to enjoy a PANORAMIC 360º SPECTACULAR VIEW and take the pictures of beautiful memories.
We recommend consulting the city map a few hours before the visit to make sure you locate the rendezvous point and be present at the meeting point 10/15 minutes before the scheduled time.
NOTE: IF WE PICK YOU UP AT YOUR HOTEL, WE WILL MEET DIRECTLY ON THE DAY OF YOUR VISIT AND AT THE AGREED TIME AT YOUR HOTEL RECEPTION.