Triana District Walk With Kids
Activity: The Triana District. How to Get There: Start at Puente de Isabel II. Cost: Free. Hours: Anytime, but best in the early evenings.
The Triana Walk was filled with colorful people and music! We actually started our walk around Plaza de Espana and walked north along the river. There were lots of people to watch and the river was beautiful. We crossed the river at Puente de Isabell II. As soon as you cross, you will see a flamenco dancer. This area is famous for its flamenco! Though we didn’t get to see any, it was fun to hear the music pouring out into the streets.
As you walk straight, you will go along a traffic-free street with tons of restaurants. We liked the little burger place called The Good Burger. Foreign food is great, but sometimes you just need a burger! When you’re done eating, double back and go left on Calle St. George. At the end, you’ll find the Centro Ceramica Triana. Look at all the beautiful ceramics for sale, picture what would happen if you had those fancy breakable items in your home with your kids, and then move on.
Go back on Calle St. George until you find The Chapel of the Mariners. It’s quintessentially Sevillian yellow and white building on your left. Pop in and visit La Esperanza. She’s the Virgin Mary at the top of the altar crying jeweled tears. She’s kind of a big deal here. During Holy Week she gets paraded through the streets and mobbed by civilians. We had two friendly teenagers approach us in the park and ask us which soccer team we support to practice their English. I’ve been told it’s just as common to ask which Virgin Mary you favor, La Esperanza or La Macarena. Personally, my choice would be La Esperanza because I wish that I cried jeweled tears.
End your walk back along the river and grab some gelato while you’re at it. This is an excellent place to continue to wander and get lost, or you can go back to town via Puente de S. Telmo.