Consider this your bridge — literally — to discovering one of Seville’s most beloved, eccentric and spirited neighborhoods, Triana. Commonly called the Triana Bridge, the Puente de Isabel II — which was completed in 1852 under Queen Isabel II’s reign — crosses the Guadalquivir River, thus connecting Seville and its old quarter to the almost entirely river-surrounded barrio.
The neighborhood of Triana is what will especially make this bridge worth crossing. It’s noted for its historically eclectic and Triana-proud residents, ranging from sailors to bullfighters, potters, and flamenco dancers. Beyond its cultural curiosities, it’s also a great place to explore: Visit the Chapel of El Carmen, with its Traina-made tiles, famously produced in the neighborhood and seen throughout Seville; or get a taste of local fare by stopping at the Triana Market, located near the bridge in a Moorish Revival building constructed atop the ruins of the Castle of San Jorge.