My hotel in Seville was located just across the river from Plaza de Armas, so it was close to the centre but still quiet. Every day I would walk across the bridge and explore the centre of Seville, but one day I decided to explore my more immediate surroundings; Triana.
This is where travellers and bohemians lived before, as they were not allowed to stay within the city walls. The past has of course shaped this neighbourhood that offers a different charm than say, Santa Cruz.
It’s a little run-down, but charming all the same. And of course the orange trees are lining the streets here as well.
It was actually only in this part of town that I saw actual oranges on the trees. Not many, but it was still nice to see!
Triana is probably most known for its pottery, and there are several shops where you can see the typical Seville patterns on bowls etc.
And just like in other parts of Seville some buildings are very ornamental. Some have etchings and some colourful tiles with angels and saints on. So pretty!
I eventually came to another bridge and as I crossed the river a little further away from my hotel I could enjoy a spectacular view!
Seville is such a beautiful city, and it was lovely to see it all a bit from afar.
There was also a lot of activity on the river; people kayaking and cruising along in boats.
And on the bank on the other side people were basking in the sun amid the palm trees. I didn’t join them though, as I had a destination in mind.
The Mercado Lonja del Barranco; a rather nice looking food hall with lots of seating both inside and outdoors.
It was rather empty when I arrived in the late afternoon/early evening but that suited me well as I could easily walking around and checking out the different stalls. There were lots of pulpo (one dedicated stall in fact), and several types of prawns (my favourite!).
But also different types of croquetas…
… and of course Jamon Iberico!
I had my eye set on the prawns from the start though, so ordered some cooked a’la plancha; quickly grilled and seasoned with salt. They were still a bit raw inside which I love (these are delicious completely raw as well!) and so fresh! From one of the wine bars I got a glass of lovely Albarino to accompany my little seafood snack.
After a little sit down I ventured outside again and walked along the river by the palm trees and thought about how grateful I was to explore this amazing city.
Mercado Lonja del Barranco, Calle Arjona, s/n, 41001 Sevilla, Spain