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El Puente de Triana: What to see in Seville

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The Triana Bridgetogether with The Giraldais an iconic bridge that spans Seville's Guadalquivir River, linking the heart of the city with the enchanting Triana neighbourhood. This makes it a place of passage for both residents and tourists exploring the city. Moreover, from the bridge, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Guadalquivir River, as well as some of Seville's main monuments, such as the Torre del Oro and the Giralda.

The Triana Bridge is known for its architectural beauty and its historical significance in the city, as an important fact, in 1976 it was declared a National Historic Monument. Read on and discover all the history and curious facts about the Triana Bridge.

If you wish, you can enjoy an incredible walk with a guided tour of Seville.

History of the Triana Bridge

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Previously, in order to cross into the Triana neighbourhood, the Puente de las Barcas (Bridge of the Boats). It was a makeshift bridge, very unstable, with wooden footbridges. Despite its instability, it remained in place for a century.

Eventually, they decided to build a permanent and much stronger bridge, giving rise to the current Triana Bridge, also known as the Isabel II Bridge (in honour of the queen who reigned at the time). It was inaugurated in 1852 and has become one of the city's most emblematic monuments.

The current bridge is an iron structure with an arched design that gives it an elegant and distinctive appearance. It has a total length 154.50 metres, with a width of 15.9 metres and a maximum height of 12 metres. Over the years, its history has been linked to the development and evolution of the city.

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Did you know that they say that the Triana Bridge is identical to a bridge in Paris?The reality is that it is not quite identical, but it was inspired by the so-called Carrousel Bridge (which no longer exists).

Over the years, its history has been linked to the development and evolution of the city, and it has therefore undergone several renewals and changes to improve its strength and traffic capacity. In 1976, the tram rails that used to cross the bridge were removed, allowing an expansion of the space for pedestrians and road traffic. In addition, in the same year it was declared a National Historic Monument.

The Triana Bridge is a tangible reminder of this cultural heritage. Given its historical value and beauty, the Triana Bridge often serves as a reminder of this cultural heritage. meeting point for locals and visitors. It can be a perfect place to stroll around, take pictures and enjoy the atmosphere.

Triana neighbourhood in Seville

The Triana neighbourhood is situated to the west of Seville's Guadalquivir river, accessible from the city centre, across the famous Triana bridge. It is famous for its local fiestas and fairs. One of the most outstanding is the Velá de Santa AnaThe festival celebrates the patron saint of the neighbourhood and includes processions, music, dancing and activities for the whole family. Also for the Easterone of the capital's two most important festivals.

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Calle Betis, a colourful street on the banks of the Guadalquivir River

The Triana area is known for its rich history and culture. For centuries, it has been an important centre of pottery and ceramicsand still preserves many unique traditions and festivals. If you are interested in this topic, you can visit the Triana Ceramics MuseumA great way to immerse yourself in the history and tradition of ceramics in the neighbourhood.

Some of the oldest churches in Seville are located in this neighbourhood, such as the parish church of Santa Ana, where there is an image of the Virgin Mary. Our Lady of Hope of Trianaone of the images most loved by Sevillians.

On the other hand, Triana is also known for its rich heritage of the flamencoof which Seville is famous. The neighbourhood has been the birthplace of important flamenco artists and is a place where many flamenco-related shows and festivals are held. You can visit some tablao to enjoy a live show.

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Triana is also known for its gastronomic offer. It is the ideal place to enjoy a wide variety of bars and restaurants serving traditional Andalusian dishes and tapas. We recommend you visit its traditional market, to enjoy the fried fish, tapas and stews that are part of the culinary experience in the neighbourhood.

You can't miss a walk either along the Paseo de la OThe view of the city along the Guadalquivir River and the Triana Bridge is breathtaking. It is a pleasant place to take a relaxing stroll, ride a bike or sit on a bench and enjoy the surroundings.

If you are thinking about a trip to Seville, you cannot miss other essential monuments such as The Plaza de España, the Reales Alcázares and the Santa Cruz neighbourhood.

And last but not least, if you want to share this unique experience with your family and friends, we recommend the rental of a 20-seater minibus with driverso that you and your loved ones don't have to worry about enjoying this incredible city.

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