The Districts of Seville to see
Santa Cruz neighborhood
Orange trees and a natural enchantment, to fall in love with Santa Cruz neighborhood.
Small alleys, splendid squares, patios full of flowers, monuments and a wonderful perspective of the Giralda. The Santa Cruz district offers images of Seville that will hardly be forgotten.
The writer Tirso de Molina chose the neighborhood of Santa Cruz as the setting for the love between Don Juan Tenorio and Doña Inés.
Things to see in Santa Cruz:
- Mateos Gago Street. It offers the best view of the Giralda. Here are the old stately homes and the parish of Santa Cruz.
- Patio de Banderas. Superb square leading to the Reales Alcazares.
- Judería, Agua y Vida streets. The most famous streets of the Santa Cruz district. I am near the Patio de Banderas.
- Plaza de Santa Cruz.A commemorative plaque recalls that in that place are the remains of the painter Murillo.
- Murillo Gardens. Leaving the Calle Aguasi you enter these gardens that surround the Alcazar wall.
- Plaza de los Venerables. Here was the old Hospital of the Venerable Priests.
- Doña Elvira Square.Ideal to take a break, perhaps tasting some tapas. A beautiful typically Andalusian square.
Triana, cradle of flamenco bullfighters, singers and bailaores.
Crossing the Isabel II bridge over the Guadalquivir river, we arrive in one of the most emblematic places in Seville: the Triana neighborhood. The capillita del Carmen will welcome us.
Places not to be missed:
- Betis street. It is a street full of life on the banks of the Guadalquivir, with a myriad of places to eat or have an aperitif enjoying a view that will fill your eyes ... and your heart.
- Triana Ceramic Center. Ancient ceramic factory that has been converted as a cultural place of the pottery tradition of Seville.
- Altozano Square. Here is the monument in homage to flamenco, as well as the Mercado de Triana.Impossible not to taste some tapas or get lost in the variety of products of the Sevillan gastronomy.
- The Chapel of the Sailors. Located on Pureza street, it is the headquarters of the Brotherhood of Esperanzadi Triana.
- The number of places where you can spend an evening in rhythm Flamenco, they are numerous and each of them offers a unique show!
Quartiere El Arenal
The El Arenal district, it is a good excuse for a walk on the banks of the Guadalquivir.
In the El Arenal district we find important places of interest that offer many leisure activities for free time. The Paseo de Colón is one of the most famous streets.
- Torre del Oro. One of the symbols of Seville. Inside is the Museo de Marina.From its terrace you can contemplate the Guadalquivir and the historic center.
- Maestranza Bullring. It is the place where the typical bullfights are celebrated in Seville. Inside there is also a museum where you can learn more about some aspects of this classic of Spanish culture.
- Gardens of the Marqués de Contadero. It offers us a magnificent view of the city bridges and the colorful houses of Triana. We find areas for walking and the stops of the boats that offer sightseeing tours on the Guadalquivir.
- Chapel of the Rosary. A splendida chiesa, headquarters of the brotherhood of the Waters.
- Hospital de la Caridad. Baroque building from the XNUMXth century, with works by Murillo and Zurbarán.
- Torre de la Plata. It is located in Calle Santander, it is unknown to most people. It was joined to the Torre del Oro by the ancient city wall, until it was destroyed in the XNUMXth century.
- Barranco Market. Iron building by Gustav Eiffel, now converted into a gourmet market.
The MACARENA district retains most of the wall of Seville
North of the historic center, La Macarena is one of the most characterful neighborhoods in the city. Starting with Calle San Luis, we will begin our visit to this magnificent part of Seville.
- Arch of the Macarena. One of the best preserved ancient entrances to the wall. Opposite is the Basilica of the Macarena, where you can see the image of the Virgen de la Esperanza Macarena, one of the most characteristic of the Semana Santa sevillana.
- Old Hospital of the Five Wounds. Currently seat of Parliament of Andalusia which is a huge building built in the XNUMXth century.
- Tower of the pellets. An ancient factory in which the dark camera where it is possible to enjoy, with a privileged view, the monuments of all Seville.
- Metropol-Parasol. Known as las setas de Sevilla. Located in the Plaza de la Encarnación, it is a fantastic viewpoint from which we can admire Seville from above.
- Dueñas Palace. Property of the Casa de Alba, an important Spanish aristocratic family. This is a beautiful palace built between the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries and as a curious note, this building was the birthplace of the poet Antonio Machado.