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Barrio Santa Cruz

Address: Seville, Spain (Casco Antiguo)
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I could walk these streets daily (and I used to when I lived in Sevilla). Like going back in time. Some of the gift/souvenir shops are even better than you find in other parts of town. Historic and fascinating. Find a book with a walking tour of the barrio.

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Mazarron, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Lots of cobbled narrow streets, full of lovely tapas bars and nice quality gift shops. Lovely during the evening, but most people snack and drink outside so it's chilly in the cooler months. Wrap up and take a good map with you!

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Quaint narrow streets essentially closed off to motorized traffic. You can walk the streets and grab a bite at any number of great bars. We got lost at first but after a day of strolling the streets we found our way easily.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We were lucky enough to stay in a hotel right in the center. Hotel Murillo is the perfect place to stay to see all of the barrio de Santa Cruz. The cobblestone streets were so much fun to meander every single day we went a different way and stumbled across new shops, tapas bars, coffee places, etc. We were still... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Narrow and winding streets make it a perfect "maze" to get lost! Enjoy a nice walk in this historic medieval quarter. A real must-see in Seville. in these very streets, you can see the Hosteria del Laurel. It is said that the Spanish writer Zorrilla was inspired by this hostel to write his famous play Don Juan Tenorio (1844), and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This quarter of Seville reflects the sum of Spain's turbulent history. The evidence is appealing, but not obvious to us non-historians. We delight in the architecture, scenic peacefulness and many good little restaurants; get a guide for deeper detail!

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Charming old part of Seville, originally the Jewish quarter until they were hounded out. Ancient stones beneath your feet. Now quite touristy but still loads of character. Take a skein of wool from your hotel to find your way back. Breadcrumbs might work as well. Great authentic tapas bars run by locals, some by very old chaps and others by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

ful of history from roman days to our day . has restaurants , shops, antiques and art. a great place to walk . a segway is a good idea

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Walking around seeing people, great food, beer, tapas... Lovely Spanish experience. Got to love Spain.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Lots of restaurants and tapas bars. Lots of tourists as well, of course. But it's totally worth it. It's wonderful to walk around on the little streets and then suddenly discovering a new small tapas bar. Great atsmophere everywhere, you can walk for hours just looking around.

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