Santa Cruz district : Michelin's recommendations
This is the heart of Seville: it is impossible not to fall under the spell of this neighbourhood that extends up to the church of Santa María la Blanca, with its winding little roads, picturesque whitewashed houses, secret flower-decked patios and tiny squares. Everything is of a manageable size here. As the Jewish district during the Middle Ages, it enjoyed the protection of the Crown after the Reconquista, but in the late 14C it was taken over by the Christians, who transformed all the synagogues into churches. Today, coming here feels like stepping back in time... even if, in high season, it isn't uncommon to get caught up in a tangle of tourists. Nonetheless, in the daytime, its charm under the Andalusian sun is undeniable and, come evening, there's nothing like a stroll by the light of the street lamps when the bars and restaurants open and the streets come to life.
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