Within less than a minute's walk from the hotel we find calle Marmoles, and these three roman columns which once formed part of a temple dedicated to Hercules. The ruins are in a small excavated area next to an apartment building.
In the other direction, just two blocks away from the hotel we find Cafe-Bar Levies on calle Levies. This is a popular cafe as well as nightspot in Barrio Santa Cruz.
If we follow calle Levies to the left we arrive at La Carboneria, a favorite bar for locals and tourists because of the live flamenco performances every night. La Carboneria is very large and includes an indoor winter bar, a covered terrace and an outdoor patio for the summer and spring.
We back track and find several outdoor
dining options which are in Plaza Santa Maria la Blanca.
On the edge of the plaza we walk inside the Santa Maria la Blanca church, which was once a synagogue in the Jewish quarter of the city.
We continue from Santa Maria la Blanca to Restaurante El Modesto, one of our favorite places to eat in Sevilla. The restaurant kitchen stays open all day.
Crossing the small street by the restaurant we arrive at the Jardines Murillos, the gardens just outside the Alcazar walls.
Now following a small street from Jardines Murillo we arrive in the Plaza de Santa Cruz. Behind the trees to the right is Restaurante La Albahaca, well known for it's excellent cuisine. Also in the same plaza is Tablao Los Gallos, a well known venue for nightly flamenco shows.
Further into Santa Cruz we find more outdoor dining options in Plaza de Doña Elvira, perhaps one of the most charming plazas in Seville.