seville
Seville
Old City
Walk through Barrio Santa Cruz - In the Middle Ages, this neighborhood was the Jewish quarter. Today it's a lovely place to explore, wander through narrow streets, lined with whitewashed houses, into hidden plazas, planted with shade trees. This is one of our favorite walks, in a loop that will take you back to the starting point:
Start at the exit of the Alcazar, follow along the original 12th century crenelated walls. Go right at Plaza de al Alianza. At Restaurant "La Cueva," follow the narrow passageway to Plaza Dona Elvira. Keep going straight (stay on right side of the plaza), following the ochre and maroon passage, through another small plaza. Walk along Callejon de Agua, where kids can see more sections of the old wall. At end of the wall, take Santa Teresa (turn slightly left, then go straight ahead), walk down the narrow passageway onto a pedestrian street, past the Convento San Jose del Carmen. Go to the end of Santa Teresa, take a left, bear right at Meson del Moro. At the end of the street, go left down Mateos Gago, until you reach the fountain and plaza, Plaza Virgen de los Reyes. Take a left at the fountain, and you'll end up by the Alcazar, when you started.
Jardines de Murillo - At Calle Santa Teresa, there's entry into the Murillo Gardens. At the eastern end of the gardens is a playground with little wooden red play train and colorful climbing structure.

Museo del Baile Flamenco (Calle Manuel Rojas Marcos 3) - This new museum is a way to experience of flamenco today and in centuries past. Learn how specific movements communicate different feelings of sadness, happiness, solitude and togetherness. One room has flamenco costumes from different eras, in another, watch old movies of famous flamenco artists. Our favorite room is a multi-screen room where your can just sit, enveloped in the sights and sounds of flamenco. Older kids will get the most out of this museum.

Flamenco performances - In the early evening are 45 min. flamenco performances, perfect for kids. The quality of performance is first-rate, and for us it was a first-hand experience of each kind of flamenco artist - the guitarist, singer, male and female dancers.
Flamenco lessons - The museum also offers flamenco lessons in a traditional setting. Ask at the museum about lessons.

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