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Santa Cruz neighbourhood

Seville Santa Cruz MapSanta Cruz is perhaps the most picturesque of Seville's neighbourhoods and therefore popular with visitors. With its narrow winding streets, flower-filled patios and balconies, and the Cathedral and Royal Alcázar Palace on the doorstep, it makes a perfect introduction to the city.

After the reconquest of the city by Ferdinand III, the area became popular with Jews moving to Seville and later, the community was granted at least three mosques for conversion into synagogues. These are today the churches of Santa Cruz, San Bartolomé and Santa María la Blanca.


Touristical Highlights

  • The lovely squares - Plaza Santa Cruz, Plaza Doña Elvira and Plaza de las Cruzes
  • Hospital de los Venerables - Today a cultural centre with permanent and temporary exhibitions
  • Jardines de Murillo
  • Callejón del Agua - pictureque alley running alongside the Alcázar gardens
  • Private flower-filled courtyards and patios with fountains


Restaurants and Tapas Bars

Casa Roman
Traditional tapas in a traditional setting, including an outdoor terrace in a fabulous little square full of orange trees, and still popular with locals despite its "touristy" location.
Address: Plaza Venerables, 1
Phone: +34 954 228 483

La Fresquita
A tiny bar that is a favourite of locals on the edge of Santa Cruz, full of Semana Santa memorabilia. Good basic food to meet friends or start your tapeo.
Address: Mateos Gago, 29
Phone: +34 954 226 010

Las Teresas
Busy traditional bar in the heart of the barrio Santa Cruz, popular with both tourists and locals. Sit outside on the terrace or squeeze into the cosy bar. Prime spots are the window seats, so grab one if you can. Excellent tapas.
Address: Santa Teresa 2
Phone.: +34 954 213 069

One of those landmark places that everybody knows (don't confuse it with Modesto tapas across the street), with a reputation for excellent fish and seafood in particular. The outside terrace is a bit touristy, but great when the weather's right, or you can sit inside at the bar for tapas and a bit of local colour.
Address: Cano y Cueto, 5
Phone: +34 954 416 811

Vineria San Telmo
One of the best spots in town with slightly above average prices for way better than average tapas and an exceptional wine list. Consistently good food and service, and always busy, so best to book ahead of time.
Address: Paseo Catalina de Ribera, 4
Phone: +34 954 410 600


Bars and Nightlife

Santa Cruz is home to small venues offering flamenco shows. These are really geared towards tourists, however don't let this deter you. Museo del Baile Flamenco - the Flamenco Dance Museum, for example, offers quality dancers and musicians.
There are a multitude of bars and resturants to choose from, though things wind down comparatively early in this neighbourhood. If looking for some late night action, you are better off heading for the Alameda de Hércules in the Macarena district, or El Arenal.

Flamenquito and copas.
Address: Mariscal, 3

Flamenco every night at 11pm, without cover charge. Mainly tourists, but an interesting bar.
Address: Levies, 18



Supermercado Más
Medium sized supermarket on the ringroad, just outside barrio Santa Cruz.
Address: Menendez Pelayo, 50

Supermercado Supersol
Medium sized supermarket, located next to Plaza Alfalfa.
Address: Plaza de la Alfalfa, 35


Apartment Rentals

See our list of Santa Cruz apartments.



Related blog posts

Seville | Barrio Santa Cruz


External links

Aire de Sevilla - Baños Arabes