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Santa Cruz Tours and Activities

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Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz is Seville’s historic Jewish Quarter, a barrio filled with whitewashed buildings and some of the city’s most popular sights, including Giralda, the bell tower of Seville Cathedral, and the Real Alcázar. Meander down streets, stopping in bodegas and art galleries to enjoy the cultural and architectural richness of this barrio.

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.

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.

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.

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.

“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.
Address: Santa Cruz District, Seville, Andalucia, Spain
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Santa Cruz Jewish Quarter Guided Tour in Seville

Santa Cruz Jewish Quarter Guided Tour in Seville

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Get steeped the medieval history of Seville during this 1.15-hour tour of the city’s Jewish Quarter and some of its most ancient monuments. Step back in time to Santa Cruz, one of Seville’s oldest neighborhoods, as you wander its narrow streets and soak up the fragrant smells of its native orange trees. As you continue your walk you’ll also see the exterior of Seville’s Alcazar (Royal Palace), time-worn Roman columns, Alfalfa Square, Plaza San Francisco, and much more. A knowledgeable local guide helps add further context to your walk.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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Santa Cruz Jewish Quarter Walking Tour, Guadalquivir and Highlights of Seville

Santa Cruz Jewish Quarter Walking Tour, Guadalquivir and Highlights of Seville

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Get to know the most important corners of Seville and the special lights and colors of its oldest streets from the hand of a local guide. During your stroll, you’ll see notable landmarks such as the UNESCO-listed Alcazar of Seville, Torre de la Plata, and Seville Cathedral, the largest Gothic cathedral in the world. See, too, the charming Santa Cruz District. This comprehensive tour is ideal for first-time visitors to Seville. 
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Alcazar, Cathedral, Santa Cruz Quarter, Bullring and River Cruise Tour in Seville

Alcazar, Cathedral, Santa Cruz Quarter, Bullring and River Cruise Tour in Seville

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Enhance your sightseeing experience of sun-drenched Seville on a full-day tour of the alluring Andalusian city. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, cruise the city on a luxury minibus and admire striking sights like Plaza de España and the charming Santa Cruz neighborhood. Marvel at UNESCO World Heritage-listed wonders like Seville Cathedral and the Royal Alcazar Palace and absorb the vibrant atmosphere of the Triana neighborhood. Climb aboard a sightseeing boat to cruise beside the picturesque banks of the Guadalquivir River and then delve into the rich historical heritage of the Royal Maestranza Building in its museum.
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  • 9 hours
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Santa Cruz Guided Walking Tour in Seville

Santa Cruz Guided Walking Tour in Seville

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Explore the turbulent history and medieval romance of Seville’s historic Jewish quarter on a guided walking tour of the Santa Cruz neighborhood. Learn about the area’s changing demographics throughout the years, from ancient Roman times to the height of its Jewish population during the city’s Muslim rule. Stroll through narrow, winding streets and breathe in the scent of orange blossoms and flower boxes while your guide shares the legends and lore of Seville’s most popular destination.
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  • 1 hour
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Private tour of Alcazar & Cathedral of Seville + Santa Cruz quarter

Private tour of Alcazar & Cathedral of Seville + Santa Cruz quarter

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You will see the most important area of Seville, in a private visit guided by your official local guide. Avoid the long lines, and enjoy more time to explore, when you book a private tour of the Royal Alcazar & Seville Cathedral. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, and among the largest churches in the world, the cathedral is one of Seville’s most popular landmarks. Tickets are included in the tour.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Santa Cruz Evening Walking Tour in Seville Including Tapas and Drinks

Santa Cruz Evening Walking Tour in Seville Including Tapas and Drinks

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Stroll through Seville’s lively Santa Cruz neighborhood, a small district bursting with life and rich Sevillan culture, on this 2.5-hour evening walking tour. Follow in the footsteps of your art-historian guide as you see famous monuments like Seville Cathedral and the Don Juan Tenorio Statue, illuminated against the night sky. Learn about the area’s literary heritage and the luminaries who once lived there, and take in Santa Cruz's pretty architecture. Cap your tour with two plates of tapas and drinks inside a popular local bar.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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City Sightseeing Seville Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Seville Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Discover Seville’s highlights on this City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour. Use your 24-hour ticket to admire the landmarks aboard an open-top double-decker bus that includes audio commentary. Hop on and off as you wish at any of the 14 stops around the city, including the ornate Plaza de España and Tower of Gold. Your ticket also includes entry to several Seville museums and other attractions; and three walking tours from select stops, including a stroll around Seville Cathedral and the buzzing Macarena neighborhood.
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  • 1 hour
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Cathedral & Alcazar of Seville Guided Tour (Skip the Line)

Cathedral & Alcazar of Seville Guided Tour (Skip the Line)

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On this compact walking tour, experience some of Seville's historic highlights without wasting your whole day on a tour bus. Visit two of the city's three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Royal Alcázar of Seville and the Cathedral of Seville, and explore them without waiting in line - entrance fees are covered by your tour costs. Learn about the city's rich history, from its royal heritage to the lives of its average citizens, from your small group's guide.
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  • 3 hours
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Seville Highlights Bike Tour (English)

Seville Highlights Bike Tour (English)

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Cycle through Seville’s medieval streets on this fun and fascinating bike tour. See more of the city’s landmarks than you would on foot, and enjoy the flexibility to stop often for photos. Peddle along a bike-friendly route that takes you past highlights including the Santa Cruz and Triana neighborhoods, Maria Luisa Park, Torre del Oro, the Seville Cathedral and the Royal Alcazar. Along the way, learn about Seville’s rich history and local lifestyle from your friendly guide.
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  • 3 hours
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Private Monumental Seville Walking Tour

Private Monumental Seville Walking Tour

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Discover the spectacular sights of Seville on a private walking tour. Admire the impossibly intricate architecture of the Santa Maria Cathedral; ascend to the dizzying heights of the Giralda Bell Tower to enjoy spectacular views of the city; and explore the opulent chambers and gorgeous gardens of the Royal Alcazar Palace on a guided tour. Enjoy a stroll through the Santa Cruz quarter and upgrade to add a walk around Plaza de España. Entrance fees are included in the price of the tour.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Cadiz to Seville Shore Excursion with Skip the Line Alcazar, Pickup & Dropoff

Cadiz to Seville Shore Excursion with Skip the Line Alcazar, Pickup & Dropoff

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When your cruise ship docks at the vibrant port of Cadiz, venture to the sublime city of Seville to see its gorgeous architectural array. On this exciting shore excursion, sail past long lines as you visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed highlights such as the Seville Cathedral and Royal Alcazar Palace. Stroll the serpentine streets of Santa Cruz on a guided walking tour, and enrich your knowledge of Andalusian culture with an accomplished guide. Personalized attention from your guide is guaranteed on this small group tour, where numbers are limited to 18 people.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
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Sunset Guided Bike Tour in Seville

Sunset Guided Bike Tour in Seville

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Exploring Seville by bike is one of the best ways to experience the city’s winding medieval streets and monumental plazas. On this sunset tour, get a romantic perspective on the city as the changing golden light washes over landmarks like the San Telmo Palace, Seville Cathedral, Royal Alcazar and Maestranza bullring. Get the inside scoop on the best places to dine, drink and dance from a local guide while enjoying a leisurely ride through the city’s most atmospheric neighborhoods.
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Seville Rooftop Walking Tour

Seville Rooftop Walking Tour

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Immerse yourself in the history and culture of Seville on this guided walking tour. Access some of the city's rooftops for incredible panoramic views of the city, getting great vistas of the city's walls and its gorgeous cathedral. Take in views of the Giralda, the erstwhile Islamic minaret that is now part of the cathedral's bell tower, and then finish off your tour with a drink at a local bar.
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Seville City Bike Tour

Seville City Bike Tour

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Explore Seville’s highlights and hidden gems on this 3-hour bike tour led by a local guide. With so much to see, you’ll cover more ground than walking while enjoying the flexibility and fresh air of a two-wheeled tour. Pedal down the charming historic streets of Santa Cruz, cruise through the flamenco hotbed of Triana, see where Seville’s two world’s fairs were celebrated and pop in at a legendary cafe. Or, opt for a private tour featuring a completely customized itinerary based on your interests.
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The Real Gems of Seville. Private Tour

The Real Gems of Seville. Private Tour

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Immerse yourself in Seville’s historic highlights on a 3-hour walking tour led by a knowledgeable local guide. Learn fascinating facts and ancient legends as you stroll through the narrow streets of Santa Cruz, the city’s historic Jewish quarter. Visit the Royal Alcazar palace and be amazed as you step inside the World Heritage-listed Seville Cathedral. If you like, opt to ascend the magnificent Giralda bell tower for panoramic city views.
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Private Tour: Seville City Tour (Cathedral, Royal Alcázar and Santa Cruz)

Private Tour: Seville City Tour (Cathedral, Royal Alcázar and Santa Cruz)

During this private tour around Seville your guide will show you some of the main attractions of the city: the Cathedral and the Alcázar, both declared World Heritage Sites in 1987 by UNESCO. Also, you will take a walk through the ''Santa Cruz'' Quarter, which is the jewish quarter of Seville. Skip-the-line tickets to the main attractions are included! Nowadays, the Cathedral of Seville is the largest gothic church. It is said that its construction began in 1401 on a place where the old Mosque of Seville used to be located. Some elements of the mosque such as the ''Patio de los naranjos'' or ''La Giralda'', a minaret, are part of this cathedral at the present time. The Alcázar is a royal palace built for the Christian king Peter of Castile, in Seville in the fourteenth century. It is still used as a royal residence, the oldest royal palace in Europe. These monuments are in the ''Santa Cruz'' Quarter, full of cobbled alleys and perfumed by the scent of orange blossom.
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Guided Tour of Santa Cruz Jewish Quarter, Alcázar, and Cathedral

Guided Tour of Santa Cruz Jewish Quarter, Alcázar, and Cathedral

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Explore the former Jewish quarter of Santa Cruz, UNESCO-listed Seville Cathedral, and the Alcázar on this 4.5-hour Seville walking tour. Delve into cobbled Santa Cruz to see its whitewashed houses and flower-filled squares, and admire highlights like the Patio de Banderas and Calle Vida as you uncover the district’s history. Plus, visit the Alcázar, Europe’s oldest functioning royal palace, and tour Seville Cathedral and the Giralda bell tower. Entrance fees at own expense.
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Alcazar, Cathedral And Santa Cruz Private Tour

Alcazar, Cathedral And Santa Cruz Private Tour

Explore three important destinations in Seville on a personalized half-day walking tour with your own private guide. Walk through the historical Jewish district now known as the Santa Cruz Quarter, and visit the Royal Alcazar of Seville and the Cathedral, both on the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites. Your guide shares live commentary about each site and the history of Seville, including details that many visitors miss.
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Private guided tour with official guide: Real Alcázar, Cathedral, Santa Cruz

Private guided tour with official guide: Real Alcázar, Cathedral, Santa Cruz

** ATTENTION: PRICE PER TOUR NO PER PERSON ** During the tour I will accompany you to discover the two UNESCO World Heritage monuments: the Real Alcázar, the oldest royal palace still in use, and the Cathedral, the largest in the world in Gothic style. You will be fascinated by the splendid architecture and gardens full of charm of the Real Alcázar and by the works of art of inestimable value, preserved inside the Cathedral, where Admiral Christopher Columbus rests. We will also walk in Santa Cruz, the most picturesque district of Seville, with its winding alleys and squares in the shade of bitter orange trees. We will tell the stories of the Sephardic Jews who lived here, and the encounters and clashes of the characters of the numerous works set in the city: Don Juan, Carmen, The Barber of Seville, The Marriage of Figaro etc. This tour is a unique experience to get to know Seville's past and present and understand its deepest essence.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Santa Cruz Legends Tour & Flamenco

Santa Cruz Legends Tour & Flamenco

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Discover the cultures of Seville during this 3.5-hour tour through the Santa Cruz district. Learn about the city’s Jewish history as you explore the oldest part of the city. See key landmarks like the Royal Alcazar, the Roman columns, Alfalfa Square, the El Salvador Church, and much more. Then end the tour at a traditional theater to watch a live flamenco performance and learn about this piece of Spanish culture.
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Private guided tour with official guide: Real Alcázar and Santa Cruz

Private guided tour with official guide: Real Alcázar and Santa Cruz

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** ATTENTION: PRICE PER TOUR NO PER PERSON ** During the visit I will accompany you through the 10 centuries of history of the Real Alcazar, the oldest royal palace still in use. You will be fascinated by its splendid architecture embellished by the extraordinary mosaics of tiles, the stuccos similar to embroidery and the magnificent wooden ceilings. Its enchanting gardens harmonize nature and architectural elements in an ever-changing composition. Walking in Santa Cruz is a journey through time to distant times when one of the most important Jewish communities in Spain lived in this neighborhood. Its sinuous alleys and squares in the shade of bitter orange trees tell us about the encounters and clashes of the characters of the numerous works set in the city: Don Juan, Carmen, The Barber of Seville, The Marriage of Figaro etc. This tour is a unique experience to get to know Seville's past and present and understand its deepest essence.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$191.52
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$191.52
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Private guided tour with official guide: Cathedral and Santa Cruz neighborhood

Private guided tour with official guide: Cathedral and Santa Cruz neighborhood

** ATTENTION: PRICE PER TOUR NO PER PERSON ** Walking in Santa Cruz is a journey through time to distant times, when one of the most important Jewish communities in Spain lived in this neighborhood. The sinuous alleys and squares in the shade of bitter orange trees tell us about the encounters and clashes of the characters of the numerous works set in the city: Don Juan, Carmen, The Barber of Seville, The Marriage of Figaro etc. Seville Cathedral is the largest in the world in Gothic style. The works of art, preserved inside, are of inestimable value. Numerous kings of Castilla rest in the Royal Chapel and Admiral Christopher Columbus in an imposing mausoleum. From the Giralda tower, the ancient minaret of the mosque on which the Cathedral was built, you can enjoy a splendid view of the city. This tour is a unique experience to get to know Seville's past and present and understand its deepest essence.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Santa Cruz Legends Tour & Pub Crawl

Santa Cruz Legends Tour & Pub Crawl

Immerse yourself in the cultural life of Sevilla with two guided tours in one affordable package. First, take a walking tour through the historic Santa Cruz neighborhood, the city’s Jewish Quarter of the Middle Ages. Then, in the evening, join a group of fellow revelers for a night out on the town. Visit three bars and one club on a pub crawl that includes one mojito, three shots, and admission.
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  • 5 hours
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$27.19
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Alcazar, Cathedral and Giralda + Santa Cruz

Alcazar, Cathedral and Giralda + Santa Cruz

With this private visit, we will have the opportunity to discover Seville in depth by getting to know two of the city's most important monuments, the Cathedral and the Alcazar. In a city where some of its main monuments are World Heritage Sites, we cannot avoid visiting them in depth. In this visit to the largest Gothic Cathedral in the world and the Alcazar of Seville, which is the oldest royal palace in Europe, we will get to know the two most important buildings in the city in depth. In this essential stop to discover the Andalusian capital, always accompanied by an official guide, we will tour these spaces that will surely not stop surprising you as you discover them. On our tour we will avoid waiting in long queues as we enter and learn from an expert all the details of these unique buildings in the world. To complete the route, a short walk through the Santa Cruz neighbourhood. An essential route to visit Seville.
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  • 4 hours
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$251.74
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