Monte Triana Hotel
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The drive to Seville from Cordoba is relatively short and uneventful. We arrive in the early afternoon and after checking into our hotel (which is situated in the Triana district – well known for its ceramic galleries and stores), we walk across the river into the old city and begin to explore. The main attractions for us are going to be The …
... foundations as the building materials had been appropriated over the years, but it still gives you a real sense of walking through the city. Lots of the houses also had really impressive mosaics. And, bonus, there was a lake with cool ducks and geese!
After a much needed siesta in the air conditioning, we took a nice walk to the gorgeous Plaza Espaņa where 2 couples were taking wedding photos. We were there just about at ...
... the female Flamenco dancer. The two dancers began right away with the snapping of their fingers, while the male singer began. I wish I knew the history of the performance. They stomped and twirled and snapped their fingers some more for about 10 minutes then exited. The guitar player did a solo until the 3 returned, having made a costume change. This time the female performed alone and wow!! This is what I came ...
I won't say too much, as it was just one of those things you have to experience yourself to get it. In one room is a painting of Mary above an alter where the sailors and explorers would pray before being sent off. Queen Isobella built it and held court with the likes of Colombus. He is included in the painting of Mary and the first time native americans were painted in europe is also on same picture.
When we got home later, I ...
... where I loaded up on some Federico Garcia Lorca), and then got some quick Sangria. On the way home I ran into the first protest I've seen so far in Sevilla. It was completely civil, but the policia did show up. I had to walk past the protest in order to get home, so in a way I was literally walking through history. Overall, a very cool day. Too bad it's homework time ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
This hotel is situated just out of the old town on the other side of the river. An easy walk to the attractions on the other side. Triana, the district, is renowned for its ceramic galleries/products.
The hotel has parking but it is possible to find free parking on the surrounding streets.
Breakfast is of high quality and reasonably priced. Can recommend.
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