Santa Cruz Walk, Seville

Santa Cruz Walk (Self Guided), Seville

Santa Cruz is one of the most popular neighborhoods in Seville and for a very good reason. The picturesque area encompasses narrow winding cobbled streets, whitewashed houses, historic buildings and elegant squares lined with orange trees. This used to be the city's Jewish quarter and some of the locale's churches were once synagogues.

Stroll down the picturesque streets and stop at the ancient buildings. They include the Royal Citadels, the General Archive of the Indies and the City Hall. Marvel at the architecture of Seville Cathedral, a large Roman Catholic Gothic church that was built in the early 16th century. It is believed to be the third largest church in the world. Study the beautiful carved doors on its façades then step inside and browse the abundance of religious artworks in its dozens of chapels.

Then go to the stunning looking Hospital of the Venerables, a 17th-century building that was once a hospital, but now hosts concerts, exhibitions and seminars. Wander through some of Santa Cruz’s squares, such as Plazas Doña Elvira and Santa Cruz, and breathe in the delicious citrus scents coming off the orange trees. There are plenty of places to relax during your walking tour of the area. Park yourself on a beautiful tiled bench or pop into a tapas bar and watch the world go by while tucking into some tasty traditional foods.
How it works: A discovery walk features a route using which you can explore a popular city neighborhood on your own. This walk, along with other self-guided walks in over 1,500 cities, can be found on the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from Apple App Store or Google Play Store to your mobile phone or tablet. The app's built-in GPS navigation functions allow following this walk route with ease. The app works both online and offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Santa Cruz Walk Map

Guide Name: Santa Cruz Walk
Guide Location: Spain » Seville
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 3.9 Km or 2.4 Miles
Author: naomi
Seville Cathedral, Door of Pardon

1) Seville Cathedral, Door of Pardon

Seville Cathedral, Giralda Tower

2) Seville Cathedral, Giralda Tower

Virgin of the Kings Square

3) Virgin of the Kings Square

San Jose Street, Senor San Jose Church

4) San Jose Street, Senor San Jose Church

Santa Cruz Square

5) Santa Cruz Square

Venerables Square, Hosteria Del Laurel

6) Venerables Square, Hosteria Del Laurel

Vila Passage, Populart Antiques

7) Vila Passage, Populart Antiques

Rodrigo Caro Street

8) Rodrigo Caro Street

Rodrigo Caro Street

9) Rodrigo Caro Street

Seville Cathedral

11) Seville Cathedral

Walking Tours in Seville, Spain

Create Your Own Walk in Seville

Create Your Own Walk in Seville

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Old Seville Walking Tour

Old Seville Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 Km or 1.6 Miles
Flamenco Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles
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In the year 711 CE the city was brought under Muslim rule and renamed Ishbiliyah. It...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.9 Km or 3 Miles

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