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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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Ely, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed walking along the small alleyways and streets of the Barrio Santa Cruz. We followed Rick Steeve's walk from one of his travel books, and it was really lovely to find other interesting places as well. "Agua y Vida" tavern had one of the best sangrias that we've tasted in our travels; the owner even shared with us... More

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London
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Very pretty for a short stroll. Plenty of tourist shops selling the usual nick nacks. Full of tourists, but you'd expect that.

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Sandvika, Norway
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62 reviews 62 reviews
19 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

I visited the Barrio a couple of times in the 90s, it was romantic and charming. This time I found it to be too many tourists, too many souvenir shops and too little charm. I believe you need to go to other cities to find the Sevilla of old days. I can recommend the jewish quarter in Cordoba instead.

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Huddersfield
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27 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

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

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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41 reviews 41 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

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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