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Santa Cruz District, Seville

The Basics

Santa Cruz is the axis of many popular tours, including those that explore the city’s multicultural history, spanning its Muslim and Jewish roots. In addition to the palace and cathedral, don’t miss Callejon del Agua, the baroque Hospital of the Venerables, and Archivo de Indias, which includes documents from Spain’s voyages to the New World. You might also be interested in sampling the area’s famous tapas or enjoying a live flamenco performance. Save time by booking a tour that allows you to skip the line for popular attractions such as the Real Alcázar and Catedral de Sevilla.

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Santa Cruz Jewish Quarter Guided Tour in Seville
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Santa Cruz Jewish Quarter Guided Tour in Seville
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$19.79 per adult
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Jewish Quarter + So Much More!
This tour led by Sergio was definitely a deep dive into the history of the jews in Seville and did not just gloss over the basics. We were so impressed by Sergio’s wealth of knowledge and also how fun and organized the tour is! You also learn some really interesting stories and historical facts about the quarter and the city that you would never otherwise experience, so this tour covers much more than just jewish history. The Jewish quarter is quite a maze so it was fun to see it without having to figure it out ourselves!
JKlaus00, Oct 2019

Recent reviews from experiences in Seville

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We did the Santa Cruz...
Ellie_F, Oct 2021
Santa Cruz Jewish Quarter Guided Tour in Seville
We did the Santa Cruz Jewish Quarter Guided Tour and chose the option to combine it with the Cathedral. Our tour of the cathedral was first and it was great! Our tour guide (I think her name was Alia or Alina) was very knowledgable! Party of our group actually toured the cathedral another time with one of the guides who approach you while you are in line, and this one was MUCH better! We got to see more and learn more, and it was interesting for all of us- including two pre-teens who previously toured the church! The tour of the Jewish quarter was ok- the tour guide was knowledgable but it was just too slow for us. There were 5 in or family and then 3 other people on the tour, so I understand the need to set a slower pace for 8 people- but the tour just dragged on a bit since we were walking so slow. It probably could have been 30 minutes shorter and we would have been happier.
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Great walk and talk
David_T, Aug 2019
Santa Cruz Jewish Quarter Guided Tour in Seville
The tour guide was excellent. Very knowledgeable. It was very interesting. His knowledge of history and different religion’s history in the city made the tour even better.
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Well worth your time
Carrie S, Aug 2019
Santa Cruz Guided Walking Tour in Seville
This tour was exceptional. The guide was well educated on not just the Jewish quarter but Seville history as well.
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Tour guides: Melissa and Cecilia...
Jersey_T, Sep 2018
Alcazar, Cathedral, Santa Cruz Quarter, Bullring and River Cruise Tour in Seville
Tour guides: Melissa and Cecilia. Wonderful tour guides, they explains things very well. Seville has so much history and culture. Buildings we saw are just amazing. Very picturesque, photographers heaven :. Bull fighting area visit was amazing, one of best experience I had on the trip. Seville has so much to offer. I highly recommend this tour.
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Lots of info on an amazing place.
David_P, May 2019
Alcazar of Seville & Santa Cruz Quarter (Skip-the-line)
Alcazar is a very busy place, partly because of the fame as a filming location for the Game of Thrones, however this tour was able to move us through the streets and the palace, giving us great information and opportunity to take pictures while still hearing everything the guide said through earphones. Well organized especially considering the crowds and popularity if the site. When we found we were going to be late, we called the office number and they assured us the group would not be leaving for a few minutes. This set our minds at ease and we made it in time. Good communication access when we had a potential issue.
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very informative a good way to get...
Lynn C, Sep 2017
Santa Cruz Jewish Quarter Walking Tour, Guadalquivir and Highlights of Seville
very informative a good way to get bearing of city Vincent our guide was very good
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Great tour!!!
Mark_K, Jul 2019
Santa Cruz Jewish Quarter Guided Tour in Seville
Very interesting and informative tour. Alvaron did a great job as our tour guide. He mixed information and humor quite well.
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The johnsons.
Niles_J, Mar 2019
Santa Cruz Jewish Quarter Guided Tour in Seville
Lara was a great guide—knowledge and entertaining. She’s a jewel. It was a pleasure to have her show us the old Jewish sector.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Santa Cruz District is a must-see area of Seville, particularly for travelers with an interest in culture and history.

  • Budget time to visit a few tapas bars and sample the unique flavors of Andalucia.

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How to Get There

Barrio de Santa Cruz is bordered by Jardines de Murillo, Reál Alcázar, and the streets Mateas Gago and Santa Maria la Blanca/San José. It’s best to avoid driving in the city’s historic center. Exploring the area by foot is ideal, or you can rent a bike. You can also take a hop-on hop-off bus, or take the local city line to Plaza de La Contratación.

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When to Get There

If you are visiting the main attractions, plan to come first thing in the morning or late in the afternoon for lighter crowds. Avoid visiting on Sundays, when most shops and restaurants are closed. Shops close for siesta from about 2pm to 5pm, while bars and restaurants take a break from about 4pm until 8pm or 9pm.

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“Romeo, Romeo …”

Plaza Alfaro, one of many picturesque and romantic locations in Santa Cruz, contains a balcony that is said to have inspired William Shakespeare for the quintessential scene in his epic tragedy,Romeo and Juliet. Some say this is merely romantic lore (there’s no proof Shakespeare ever left England); others are sticking to the story. In any case, look up for inspiration.

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