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Barrio Santa Cruz

Seville, Spain (Casco Antiguo)
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As featured in 3 days in Seville
Ranked #3 of 118 attractions in Seville
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods
Activities: City walk sightseeing, People-watching
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Traveler Description: The Barrio Santa Cruz The Barrio Santa Cruz is beside the Alcazar and is bounded by the Alcazar, the Jardines de Murillo, Santa Maria La Blanca, and... more »
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Huddersfield
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146 reviews 146 reviews
27 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Always best to do a bit of research; I would recommend a tapas tour with Shawn from Azahar to break you in to the speed of life and customs. We soon felt welcomed and safe and not at all intimidated by the maze of narrow streets and bars. A night time visit would be best where the focus is more... More

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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The Barrio Santa Cruz is unique to Seville and this trip we went several times, especially to visit the churches found in the barrio and see the thrones used for Holy Week. The most unique church we saw was the Church of Santa Maria la Blanca. The Church of Santa Maria la Blanca was a Jewish temple in the 13th... More

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Full of mostly tourist shops, but the discriminating can find better. Equally full of rubbish bars and restaurants, but use TA, use your guide book & you'll find better. Utterly charming little streets & alleys. Central to the Cathedral & Alcázar. We loved it & spent time here every day.

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Delhi
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9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

This part of town defies most directional logic and is the most amazing maze to get totally lost in. The cobbled stone streets (free from traffic) have some beautiful houses, stunning open squares, cafes, restaurants, shops, artisans, musicians and pretty much anything you can ask for. Try multiple toutes and you will be surpised by whats around each corner.

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We walked through this area with a guide recommended by our hotel and felt like we learned so much about the Jewish experience and culture in Seville. we returned later for shopping and dining and more casual browsing. Highly recommend - kept our teenagers interested and engaged.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

The narrow streets are full of interesting shops and tapas restaurants. Take the time to linger and allow yourself to get lost; you'll eventually find a way out. This is a fascinating and fun part of Sevilla.

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We stayed in Santa Cruz for 3 days and did not tire of wandering the narrow streets. Plenty of beautiful squares, wonderful cafés and bars to stop at and watch the world go by.

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Rome, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

formerly the Jewish section, it´s a maze of beautiful narrow streets and typical Sevillian houses. I do recommend it at night very romantic!

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Eden Prairie, MN
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This barrio was so much fun to wander through and get lost in! There are so many different directions to take, narrow lanes to travel, and little plazas to surprise. It is a beautiful and fascinating part of Sevilla!

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

A fascinating maze of narrow streets in the old Jewish quarter of Seville behind the cathedral. Many interesting bars and small shops. Stayed here many years ago in the Hotel Hosteria del Laurel. Easy to get lost.

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