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Triana, where the soul burst
Posted on April 15, 2018

On one of the legendary Guadalquivir river banks, a row of colored buildings is reflected in the water.  The so-called Calle Betis is probably one of the best-known images of the Triana neighborhood. Full of pride, Triana is the place in which the three main soul of Seville collides. Flamenco, ceramic and bulls.

When you walk down the streets is very easy to find ceramic plaques which pay tribute to the greatest Flamenco artists or to famous toreros, often fallen in battle. The azulejos, decorates the building halls and facades, coloring the roads in blue and yellow shades. The same thing happens when you try to enter into the patios, in which a fence divide you from a mix of colored ceramics and plants. The calm of the patios is suddenly interrupted by the atmosphere of Calle Jacinto, where people live their lives in the noisy terraces and bars. 

On the streets of Triana, the art of ceramic leaves a strong mark, especially evident in the workshops. Many masters leave the doors open, thus enabling to admire the process of painting, in which a series of antique techniques are shown.

Triana is probably the most intense neighborhood of Seville, it feels like an independent city or a village inside the town. It is also a sailor's neighborhood, it's here where the people that might be gone to the new world were trained. Nowadays you'd never guess, but the Guadalquivir has been a hot spot after the discovery of America.

Guardian of history and legends, it divides the city into two parts, the monumental one, and the most authentic one, the gypsy, the taurine. On the other side of the river, La Giralda watches Triana, the place where the soul burst.