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Barrio Santa Cruz

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Neighbourhood: Casco Antiguo
As featured in 3 Days in Seville and 3 other guides
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Address: Seville, Spain
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+34 607 59 75 08
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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The Barrio Santa Cruz used to be the Jewish quarter. The streets are narrow...

The Barrio Santa Cruz used to be the Jewish quarter. The streets are narrow and form a labyrinth. It’s easy to get lost among the jasmine-scented streets… only to discover a convent or a palace or a hotel. Many of the palaces have wrought iron gates suitable for peeping into their beautiful patios. There are many small stores and some artisan shops, as well as good art galleries.

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You have to see it!!

If you come to Seville you have to se the Barrio de Santa Cruz. Little streets, White houses with flowers in the windows... although it is always packed with tourists and full of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 November 2013
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Seville, Spain
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Seville, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

If you come to Seville you have to se the Barrio de Santa Cruz. Little streets, White houses with flowers in the windows... although it is always packed with tourists and full of souvenirs shops, if you go at night you can still have a glimpse of what Sevilla was like in the old days.... once there go and visit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013

Get lost, find a Tapas place and have a Cerveza. Each time you walk through here you'll see something different, choose different little streets and find all sorts of little plaza's, Tapas bars and hidden alley ways. Make sure your map is detailed enough to list all the small streets and you will be able to find your way without... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2013

Tiny cobbled streets, and plaques that bear witness to the famous writers, artists and Jews whose souls still haunt the Barrio Santa Cruz. The place is an interesting glimpse into an area that was once predominantly Jewish. There are little curio shops for the tourists; flamenco bars and gift shops. I discovered a place dedicated to regenerating the history of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2013

Quaint little area. Beware that it's expensive and not all of items for sale are made in Spain even though they look similar to those Taft are.

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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

The Barrio Santa Cruz has the beautiful Hospital de los Venerables, which is a museum which has interesting exhibitions. The chapel there is one of the most beautiful chapels in Spain and when we were there someone was practicing on the organ. This gave us an incredible and wonderful experience. There are also several interesting churches with artwork. Many tourist... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2013 via mobile

Extremely easy to get lost and the streets are so narrow so you can't see the cathedral, even though it's really nearby. Do don't venture in without a map. Cool streets, dotted with tapas bars, shops and pretty squares- a perfect place to spend a few hours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

The narrow streets, the tapas bars and buildings are well worth seeing. Yet, the area can be very busy with people, despite the fact that we went in November. Excellent base to see the main monuments and easy walk to the bus station (Prado de San Sebastian) and Airport bus.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

your map will probably not do you any good, use the tower of Giralda as a guide if you can see it. Otherwise, the design was to confuse invaders so do get lost and enjoy the shops and tapas bars in between. Temperature in the narrow barrio can be 30% lower than outside barrio again, a green design by the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

This area is right by Alcazar and is absolutely worth wondering around in if you have the time. It can be crowded as it is a popular place for tourists but it's not too bad. There are many little restaurants n cafe's around to make stops at and enjoy some spanish tapas or a nice cool drink. It's a wonderful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

Worth visiting this neighborhood, where you will get the best impression of what seville is all about.

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