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  • Address: Santa Cruz District, Seville, Spain

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Santa Cruz District Tours

Whitewashed buildings, maze-like streets, and courtyards lined with orange trees: No place really defines Seville charm quite like the streets of the Santa Cruz district. As the city's former judería, or Jewish quarter, it is home to many of Seville's top sights, from the grand cathedral with its minaret-turned-tower (called the Giralda) to the Real Alcázar and its fountain-dotted gardens.

The neighborhood dates back to when Ferdinand III of Castile took Seville from Muslim rule, and the city's Jewish residents began to live in what is now El Barrio de Santa Cruz (making it the second-largest Jewish Quarter in population behind that of Toledo). After the Jews were expelled from Spain in 1492, however, the district fell into disrepair, until it was finally revived in the 18th century.

Apart from appreciating the district's history and seeing the main sights, perhaps the best thing you can do during a visit to Santa Cruz is to simply get lost in the barrio's streets. Walk along Callejon de Agua, which follows the Alcázar garden walls, and is named after an aqueduct of water that used to run atop the wall itself. Or hopscotch from plaza to plaza, with a special stop in the neighborhood's namesake Plaza de Santa Cruz. This square sits on the site of a preexisting church of the same name, which itself was constructed in place of even older ruins from a former synagogue.

Practical Info

Barrio de Santa Cruz is hard to miss, not only because it's home to Seville's top sights, but because its web of streets will suck you in with their Andalusian allure and have you lost in the turn of a corner. That said, the neighborhood is bordered by the Jardines de Murillo, the Reál Alcázar, and the streets Mateas Gago and Santa Maria la Blanca/San José.

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Tapas and Traditions of Seville Day Food Tour, Seville, null
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Tapas and Traditions of Seville Day Food Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Seville has been home to Romans, Muslims, Jews and Christians—a melting pot of cultures whose lasting legacy is its incredible food! On this daytime food ...  Read more

Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.16
Seville Day Trip From Cadiz, Cádiz, Food Tours
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Seville Day Trip From Cadiz

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

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Location: Cadiz, Spain
Duration: Flexible

From USD $184.27
Seville Rooftop Walking Tour, Seville, Day Trips
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Seville Rooftop Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 16 Reviews

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Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $43.08
Santa Cruz Jewish Quarter Guided Tour in Seville, Seville, Walking Tours
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Santa Cruz Jewish Quarter Guided Tour in Seville

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 15 Reviews

Marvel at the Jewish Quarter in Seville with 1.15-hour approx. guided walking tour through the legendary narrow streets, palace houses, patios full of flowers ...  Read more

Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: 69 minutes (approx.)

From USD $9.27
Valencia Private Walking Tour, Valencia, Walking Tours
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Valencia Private Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 13 Reviews

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Location: Valencia, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Seville City Bike Tour, Seville, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Seville City Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

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Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $29.72
Alicante Private Walking Tour, Alicante, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Alicante Private Walking Tour

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Santa Cruz Guided Walking Tour in Seville, Seville, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Santa Cruz Guided Walking Tour in Seville

4.5 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

Santa Cruz is the cradle of cultures. It was the old Jewish quarter, its narrow streets are testimony to countless characters of all ages from Romans and ...  Read more

Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

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Alcázar and Jewish Quarter Guided Walking Tour in Seville, Seville, Cultural Tours
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Alcázar and Jewish Quarter Guided Walking Tour in Seville

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 1 Review

Discover a treasured landmark on this skip the long line, non-private, 3-hour tour in Seville with a professional guide. Enjoy the Alcázar and Jewish ...  Read more

Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $34.48
Seville 2.5-Hour Sightseeing Tour and River Cruise, Seville, City Tours
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Seville 2.5-Hour Sightseeing Tour and River Cruise

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Join this Group and Sightseeing Tour, Plaza de España, Santa Cruz Neighborhood, and River Cruise. Local Guide, Ticket to the River Cruise and Transport ...  Read more

Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $29.72

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