28.8.14

Triana market & Guadalquivir river, Seville

After the visit to the Cathedral and climb to the top of the Giralda tower, we went for a walk under the summer sun along the Guadalquivir and arrived to the Triana market.


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.

The market has air conditioning, nice after a walk under the hot sun and there is plenty of top-quality super-fresh produce, fruits and vegetabls, fish, seafood and meat at good prices.

We stopped at the Ostrerias de Mercado to try some oysters and cava at this cool sushi and oyster bar. We only had 2 different kinds of oysters selected from a long menu explaining the characteristics of each variety and a glass of cava and the total was under 15 euro - nice deal for oysters! (although probably the last one I ate was not the freshest, but that's a story I won't be sharing here ;) )



Next to the market (on the right-hand side as you arrive from the centre of Seville) you'll find the entrance to the Castle of San Jorge, a museum that consists of the remains of the Castillo San Jorge, the seat of the Spanish Inquisition.

Triana Market
Plaza 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 Market
Tel. +34 954 33 82 85 / 673 18 57 64
www.ostreriasdemercado.com
triana@ostreriasdemercado.com
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