Barrio Santa Cruz

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Barrio Santa Cruz, Seville, 41004

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Barrio Santa Cruz
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By Shawn Hennessey, your Seville expert

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#3 of 20
expert-rated things to do in Seville
Expert overall rating:4.9 out of 5
Value for money:
0
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Recommended for:
Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Foodies, Singles, Design and architecture, Great views / scenery

Best for Romance - Expert review of Barrio Santa Cruz

Enjoy a stroll through Seville's living picture postcard.

It may seem strange to include a whole neighbourhood under "things to do", but the Barrio Santa Cruz embodies the Seville that everyone wants to see. It's not hard to get lost in this charming neighbourhood of small squares, narrow streets and orange trees beside the Alcázar, but that's really half the fun. Everywhere you go there is exquisite attention to detail in the architecture and decoration (even the undersides of the balconies are tiled), and the patios and courtyards glimpsed through open doors are endlessly fascinating. Personal favourite places include the Plaza Doña Elvira, with its fountain and tiled benches, and the Plaza de los Refinadores and the statue of Don Juan. Stop for a sherry and jamon and some people watching at Casa Roman in the Plaza los Venerables, or at Vinería San Telmo next to the Murillo gardens.

Expert tips: 
Just throw away your map and let your senses be your guide.
Avoid the bars with food photos.
Keep an eye on your wallet/handbag/camera...

More information on Barrio Santa Cruz:

Price guide:
Free
Type:
Historic site
Address:
Barrio Santa Cruz, Seville, 41004
Months open:
All year round
Indoor/outdoor?:
Outdoor

Have you been to Barrio Santa Cruz? Would you recommended it?