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Barrio Santa Cruz

Address: Seville, Spain (Casco Antiguo)
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Ranked #5 of 348 things to do in Seville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic walking areas, Neighborhoods, Sights & Landmarks, Other
Activities: City walk sightseeing, People-watching
Fee: No
Owner description: The Barrio Santa Cruz used to be the Jewish quarter. The streets are...
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Type: Historic walking areas, Neighborhoods, Sights & Landmarks, Other
Activities: City walk sightseeing, People-watching
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

We really got stuck into exploring this area on our last day and we wished we'd spent some more time here. There were lots of quirky shops, beautiful churches and buildings as well as a vast array of restaurants. It had a really nice feeling about the place and there seemed to be a lot of locals sitting outside with... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed the central location of this hood, being super close to the Seville Cathedral & Alcazar. We enjoyed great food from several different places

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Barrio Santa Cruz is a quaint and interesting district that I would love to return to sometime. The narrow cobbled streets and the authentic buildings, add an air of mystery to the area. Only down side to it is the amount of souvenir shops around every corner. Tried t o ignor that aspect of it and concentrate on the architecture... More 

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

You may feel like you are lost but enjoy the experience! Bring walking shoes as you will love exploring this area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Place is much more than words just as you imagine a dream to be palace on one side shops on other and tram in between beautiful

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

A wonderful stroll through the narrow alleys of Santa Cruz from the Jardines de Murrillo down to La Giralda. It's a pleasing mix of history, culture and cuisine which stays on the right side of 'touristy' and takes you through some of the prettiest plazas you will ever see. Of particular note is the beautiful Plaza Dona Elvira, packed with... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Full of lots of traditional tapas bars, extremely reasonably priced and not too touristy despite the location.

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Selkirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Fascinating medieval district made up of narrow winding streets, full of charming buildings and architecture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The Cathedral; the Giralda; the Real Alcázar; lots of small shops, restaurants and bars in this old Jewish quarter of the city. It's the place to keep coming back every day of your trip.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Spend an afternoon getting lost in the lovely Barrio Santa Cruz, with its tiny shady alleyways and surprise squares filled with flowers and orange trees.

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