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Triana is a neighborhood in the city of Seville (Spain) and one of the eleven districts in which is divided for the purposes the city administration. It is located in the west of the village. Bordered on the south by the district of Los Remedios; east, with districts and Casco Antiguo Macarena; the north by the North district and the town of Santiponce; and west, with the municipalities of Camas, Tomares and San Juan de Aznalfarache. Triana takes its name from the old traditional neighborhood namesake, located next to the River Guadalquivir, to the other side of the historic core. The district includes the neighborhoods of Triana Casco Antiguo, Barrio León, El Tardón-El Carmen, and Triana Triana This Oeste.2 La Isla de la Cartuja is considered administratively within the neighborhood of Triana Oeste

According to mythology, the goddess Astarte fleeing from the loving persecution of Hercules, mythological founder of the city of Seville, took refuge on the western bank of the Guadalquivir founding Triana.3

It has also generated interest for investigators the origin of its name. Traditionally, his past as a Roman colony founded by Trajan, the emperor born in Italica, Trajana-Triana was linked. According to some authors, the name, come from a compromise between the Celts and Romans, Tri three Roman and Ana, river, celtíbero origin, since by that zone the river was divided into three. This is what maintains Justino Gavira Matute in his apparatus to describe the history of Triana and its parish church; "Others derive their name from Trans amnem, expression with which the Latins meant what is beyond the river ... and even the Arabs by this same circumstance called to Triana Ma wara an-Nahr, worth as much as beyond the river: the transfluvial, but more commonly they said Atrayana or Athriana ... "4 Puente de Triana The path more current access to Triana, from Seville, is through the Puente de Triana, true hallmark for the neighbors, was built between 1845 and 1852 by the engineers Gustavo Steinacher and Ferdinand Bennetot, its official name is bridge Isabel II.

This modern construction iron bridge replaced the primitive boats, is a National Historic Landmark since 1976, after overcoming an attempt to demolition.

Triana lead from the bridge, you come to the Plaza del Altozano, true focal point of the neighborhood, historically was the point where travelers from San Juan de Aznalfarache, Tomares and Castilleja de la Cuesta converged before called crossing the pontoon bridge, towards Seville. In the square stands the building of the Murillo Pharmacy, built by the regionalist architect José Espiau and Muñoz between 1912 and 1914.10 Advancing to the right and bordering bridge the Capilla del Carmen, by the architect Aníbal González, opened in 1927 is and containing an altarpiece of the Virgen del Carmen. Behind the chapel is the current market Triana, in which rivers are the remains of the Castillo de San Jorge. This castle was the seat of the Inquisition since 1481, although its initial construction of Arab times, dates from 1171. Affected by the continuous abandonment and successive swellings of the Guadalquivir in 1823 is installed on your solar market, popularly known as Market Square . On the occasion of the exhibition of 1992 in order to modernize the quoted market was demolished, coming to light the remains of the castle and an Almohad cemetery. Without alienating much of the square of the Hill and bordering the market reaches the Alley of the Inquisition, located at the confluence of the streets Castilla, San Jorge and Callao, was for a century and a half the only visible evidence of the presence of the old inquisitorial tribunal Triana. The hill also highlight the monument to Juan Belmonte work of Venancio Blanco, 1972, Sevilla side looking from the Plaza. Through a hole, at the height of the bullfighter chest, you can see the other side of the river, the Maestranza, the Torre del Oro and the Giralda as if it were a frame, the monument to Flamenco. On Calle San Jorge is Ceramic Santa Ana, home of the ceramic factory and shop that has its origin in 1870, the move to outskirts of the city, the building will become the future home of the Museum of Ceramics of Seville . In Castilla Street is also of interest the church of Nuestra Señora de la O, headquarters of the brotherhood of the same name, it is a temple built between 1697 and 1702. Rodrigo de Triana

to end the perspective of the square to the left of it, runs parallel to the river way street Betis, a name that refers to the Latin name of the river Guadalquivir, and still retains some of the springs of the nineteenth century known as shoes in the street is the House of Columns, building dating from 1780 in the place occupied by the former University of Merchants, institution responsible for the training of seamen for crews who left did America during the centuries XVI and XVII, the building occupies two floors and around two courtyards structure has two facades, a leading neo-classical character with big Tuscan columns, the street Purity, and other secondary character to Betis street. For a time he became neighbors yard, currently housing a municipal civic center


Corrales, patios or tenements should be noted for its architectural and sociological pens and tenements established in the neighborhood called. Neighboring pens are courtyards in the center is used to raise a fountain, around and along several corridors patio doors, corresponding to the so-called meeting each vecino.11 Among the existing stand Triana corral extend Pottery Street number 85, dating from the nineteenth century; the tenement of the numbers 8 and 10 of the same street, built between 1913 and 1914 by the architect José Espiau and Muñoz; neighbors house number 7 rue Castile (1907-1910), designed by architect Simon Barris and Bes; the number 88A on the same street, built in 1918 by architect Ramón Balbuena and Huertas and Herrera Corral in Pages del Corro Street, built in 1909, now rehabilitated. It is remarkable as the existing development pressure in recent years of the twentieth century and the beginning of XXI have destroyed a part of this rich architectural heritage.


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