Triana and Gipsy free tour

Tower of Gold, Saint Telmo's Bridge

  • The tower of Gold, called by mistake "golden tower" by many people, was built in 1220 by the Almohad Dinasty
  • Its real name was "Bury al-Dahab", referring to the golden reflection given by the sun on the river, even if many people think that the name was given for several different reasons
  • One of these may be that during Spain's Golden Age it was possibly used to store gold arrived from "the new world". You ll find out this and more during our tour

Monument to Rodrigo de Triana

  • Rodrigo was a sailor that travelled with Christophorus Columbus in his first trip to America. He was the first person to see "the new world" and to shout "Land!!"
  • They say that Columbus promised a reward to the first person that saw land. What happened with Rodrigo?

Saint Anne’s square and church (the oldest in town)

  • This church was the first Church built across the River from Sevilla, in 1266
  • It was built by the king Alfonso X
  • It is considered the Cathedral of Triana

Calle Betis

  • One of the most beautiful streets in town, and maybe in the world, along the Guadalquivir River
  • Walking along it we will enjoy the best view to Sevilla, with no doubt
  • This street is full of bars and restaurants

El Altozano and the statue of Flamenco

  • It's the heart of Triana, an amazing place when you are here
  • Here we'll see a famous statue dedicated to Flamenco, with a lot of important symbolism that your guide will share with the group
  • Also, there is the statue of one of the most famous Bull-fighters of all times, Juan Belmonte, from Triana
  • Triana has a strong identiy as a city, even if nowadays it s considered a neighborhood of Sevilla. Its history is strongly connected with Flamenco, bullfighters, hand-made ceramics and the trips to the New World. Join our tour and discover all its stories

Mercado de Triana (Old prison of the Inquisition)

  • Right below the market there are, stil visible, the ruins of the old "Saint George s Castle", former Courthouse of the Holy Inquisition, built on the top of a previous muslim fortress. The Inquisition has been active here from 1481 until 1870
  • The Market is a nice a colorful walk among fresh food and little bars

The alley of the Inquisition

  • The legends says that in the night you can still hear the noise of the chains and shouts of whom was here tortured and pushed into the river
  • It owes its name to be near the Castle of San Jorge, who was formerly the seat of the Holy Office, heretics Jail and Tribunal of the Inquisition
  • If you walked through here it is possibly be the last thing you'd do in your life...

Calle Castilla

  • Walking down the street Castile in the heart of Triana and stumbling across a barnyard residents is wonderful. What is a barnyard residents? In Triana, formerly, this was the most common place where most people lived
  • look at the amount of plants that are inside and get a sense of how the people who live it in feel
  • Would you like to sleep at one eh? Unfortunately it is private and only you can see it from the entrance gate but with a little luck you may come across a neighbour coming in or out, who may let you have a little look inside

Monument to Soléa (a style of Flamenco)

  • This monument was created to pay tribute to one of the most famous styles of Flamenco, invented in Triana: La Soleá. The sculpture of the little naked boy is telling us about the three main business of the Gipsies here: Flamenco, Pottery, Bullfighting

Calle alfarería

  • Calle Alfareria is famous for its handmade production of ceramics
  • Decorated plates, vases and precious vessels can be purchased at historical craft stores