The Santa Cruz District, one of the most popular in Seville, received its name from the old parish of Santa Cruz, a Mudejar style church which was destroyed during the French occupation of the city, on a site where the current Plaza de Santa Cruz square was subsequently built. The district consists of a labyrinth of narrow streets, in the style of the old Jewish quarters, and is home to impressive stately homes, family palaces and impressive flower-filled patios.
Situated on the Banks of the Guadalquivir, the Triana District is connected to the city centre by the famous Puente de Isabel II bridge (popularly known as Triana Bridge), a modern iron construction considered a National Historical Monument since 1976. It is said that this district harbours the core of the real essence of Seville. Visitors who delve into its streets will happen upon San Jorge Castle, Santa Ana Church, the Cava, the statue of Juan Belmonte…
Known as the Real Alcázar is the beautiful set of palatial buildings which, surrounded by a wall, is situated in the old quarter of Seville. Although building began in the Late Middle Ages, this complex combines features from all the architectural styles which took place from the 10th to 18th centuries, achieving a surprising mixture of Islamic and Christian art. Especially impressive are its delicate gardens and patios, its magnificent ponds, its tapestry collection… It was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987.
In Baroque style, the Palace of San Telmo is one of the most iconic buildings in the city. Built in the 17th century, it is now the seat of the Andalusian Government. It is noted for its magnificent façade in Churriguresque style, a work by Matías and Antonio Matías Figueroa.