Santa Cruz District
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.
Tours & Tickets
Visit Andalusia’s most famous cities -- Cordoba, Seville and Granada -- on a four-day immersion in the home of flamenco, tapas and Andalusian culture. You’ll ... Read more
Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
Seville In One Day: Santa Cruz Quarter, Royal Alcazar Palace, Seville Cathedral, Royal Maestranza Bullring and River Cruise
Discover Seville, southern Spain’s most flamboyant city, on a full-day sightseeing tour! With an expert guide on hand, head off by luxury minibus to see top ... Read more
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
Seville Sightseeing Tour: Royal Alcazar Palace, Plaza de Espana, Seville Cathedral and Santa Cruz Quarter
See the best of stunning Seville on this 4-hour comprehensive sightseeing tour by luxury minibus. With an expert guide, you’ll travel along the city’s romantic ... Read more
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
When your ship docks in the Cadiz port, head out on a shore excursion to Seville, one of the most remarkable cities in Andalusia (Andalucia). On this ... Read more
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
Andalucia means just one thing: Seville! Who can fail to fall for the charms of this seductive city on the banks of the Guadalquivir River? Discover the ... Read more
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)