(Leer en español) The Santa Cruz district is in the heart of Seville and the charm of its narrow streets makes it preferred by tourists to walk around and learn about the history of the city with its courtyards (patios), squares and tiles. In addition, it is known for its gastronomy and the tapas bars at Santa Cruz.
District of Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz is part of the old Jewish quarter of Seville. After the Reconquista and joint with the present district of San Bartolomé, Santa Cruz formed the second largest concentration of Jews in Spain. In the late fifteenth century they were expelled and the neighborhood fell into disrepair for a long period.
During the French occupation, Santa Cruz was reborn. In 1811 the old parish of Santa Cruz was demolished and replaced by the current Square which gives its name to the neighborhood.
Santa Cruz is an ideal place to escape the heat of Seville. Its narrow streets create currents of fresh air and invite the visitor to enjoy pleasant walks between tapa and tapa. It is also surrounded by the best monumental area of Seville.
The Cathedral is West, the Alcázar is South and the Murillo Gardens are East. In the North, the Sevillian life continue with the Alfalfa neighbourhood and the Salvador Square.
In addition to the Santa Cruz Square, in the district you can see the Venerables Square, the Doña Elvira Square, the Refinadores Square, the Alfaro Square and the Alianza Square. Besides history, squares and Sevillian patios with its beautiful gardens, the tapas bars at Santa Cruz can serve the best gastronomy memory of Seville.
Tapas bars at Santa Cruz
To enjoy the Andalusian and Sevillian gastronomy we offer a selection of the best tapas bars at Santa Cruz. Be guided by the map and descriptions below and bon appetit.
Open to the public since 1923. Set in an ancient Arab baths, this bar has been a meeting point of celebrities from all cultural areas of Seville. Ideal for tapas, lunches and dinners and enjoy the good weather on the terrace overlooking La Giralda.
Located in a one century old house. It was an antique shop and then a piano bar reference of jazz in Seville. Since decades, the Cathedral of tapas in the city.
This winery pays tribute to the bullfighter Juan Belmonte. The collection of bull heads and photographs of the walls bring the visitor to the life of a peculiar bullfighter. In addition, the bar offer a wide selection of wine bottles for sale.
Religious iconographic decoration to convert the tapas in an experience. The best Iberian ham and cured meats from Seville in a unique monkish environment in the world.
A terrace between orange trees to live the typical atmosphere of historical center of Seville. The interior will surprise, decorated with pictures of the most famous criminals of Seville.
Where the Giraldillo would rest if we lay down the Giralda? At the entrance of this bar, popular among the young Sevillian. With a vertical garden, which is the kitchen door, innovation is present in the food and decoration.
A bar to live a sensory experience, whit a popular terrace that is extension of inside. The decoration mixes Roman and Moorish elements. Coupled with this, elements of Surrealism more fun and colorful.
The output of the neighborhood to the north. The most traditional tapas of Seville, next to the Museum of Flamenco and since 1939. Ideal to soak up flamenco and bullfighting between gastronomy and tapas bars at Santa Cruz.