Seville has many hideouts only for the most curious travellers. There, you will not find crowds of eager tourists trying to immortalise the moment. On the contrary, they are places that keep under lock and key their charm and all the history they have lived, and the most important thing: they can be enjoyed at ease.
One of the most charming hideouts is the Barrio de Santa Cruz, which is placed right in the centre of Seville and covers a part of the old medieval Jewish quarter of the city. It is one of the most authentic and popular districts, where you can find a lot of different squares surrounded by narrow cobblestone streets. The Barrio de Santa Cruz is characterised by its bars, restaurants and terraces where people can enjoy the best tapas of Seville. It is worth noting Mateos Gago street is a must-see for those who want to enjoy the authentic flavour of the Andalusian cuisine.
Among the many places that welcomes this neighbourhood, we can highlight the Plaza de Santa Marta
Among the many squares you can find at this quarter, we can highlight the Plaza de Santa Marta, located behind the Convento de la Encarnacion. This convent is now where the Hospital de Santa Marta was standing a long time ago, which obviously gave its name to the street and to the square. The square, dominated by four orange trees, is famous in literature because it inspired the work of the Spanish poet Jose Zorrilla. It is said to be where Don Juan Tenorio kidnapped Dona Ines.
The Barrio de Santa Cruz is perfect to stroll around while enjoying a unique atmosphere.
Get to know the best well-kept secrets of such a special quarter with any of the day trips that mixes your visit with a panoramic view of the city by minibus and an activity to choose among the following: Guadalquivir river cruise, visit to the Jewish quarter and to the outside part of the Real Alcazar, the Cathedral and the Giralda or visit to the Jewish quarter and to the inside of the Real Alcazar, Cathedral and Giralda. And much more! Find your favourite tour at Julia Travel webpage and enjoy the essence of Seville.