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Santa Cruz quarter (Barrio de Santa Cruz) description and photos - Spain: Seville. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Barrio de Santa Cruz.
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The old Jewish quarter of Santa Cruz is the most picturesque corner of the city. It is a maze of charming narrow streets with whitewashed houses and tiny squares. There was once a Jewish ghetto here. Residential buildings, hotels, restaurants, souvenir shops are located here.
Callejon del Agua street is famous for its houses with green patios (patios). Its name means `` watery '' - there was an aqueduct that supplied water to the Alcazar.
The Hospital de los Venerables, a former shelter for priests, was built in the 17th century. It is famous for its magnificent Baroque church with richly painted walls.
The famous artist Murillo, who lived all his life in Seville, was buried in the church that once stood in the Piazza Santa Cruz. Now there is a huge patterned iron cross.
In the Plaza del Triumfo, there is a baroque column in honor of the city's salvation during the 1755 earthquake. It is decorated with a statue of the Virgin Mary.
The building of the Archives of India (16th century) used to house a commodity exchange. And now it houses documents related to the Spanish colonization of America.
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