Walking along Calle Betis on the Triana side of the Guadalquivir, you can spot the famous Torre del Oro (Golden Tower) built in the 13th century by the Almohad dynasty to control access to Seville through the river. Its name comes from the shine it reflected on the river, due to its building materials (a mix of mortar, lime and pressed hay). It was a prison during the Middle Ages.
Along Calle Betis there are many restaurants and bars that get lively by night. Triana is a pictoresque quarter, with its narrow cobbled streets and winding alleys, but it feels more real and less touristy.
Walking along the Guadalquivir through Calle Betis we got to the Triana Market, renovated in 2005, but still keeping traditional features like the ceramic plates with the names of the stalls and the picturesque products.
Triana MarketPlaza del Altozano, s/n - Triana - 41010 Seville
Tel. +34 954 623 151
Opening times: Monday to Saturday from 8.00 to 15.00
Ostrerías de Mercado
Stall 61 - Triana MarketTel. +34 954 33 82 85 / 673 18 57 64
Opening times: Sundays 12.00 to 18.00; Mon - Tue: 12.00 to 18.00; Wed - Thu: 11.00 - 17.00 & 20.30 - 24.00; Fri - Sat: 11.00 - 24.00