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To the east of the Alcázar lies the picturesque Barrio de Santa Cruz, which in Arab times was the Jewish quarter (Judería) closer examination will reveal that many of the churches were originally synagogues. Now a district of flower- decked squares and streets, with attractive patios, bars and restaurants it is the perfect place to waste a day .

The covered passageway heading off the Patio de Banderas (part of the Alcázar) provides unforgettable view of Catedral de Santa María de la Sede.

It is the most picturesque and delightful part of the city, with winding cobbled streets and whitewashed houses, Callejon del Agua (Water Alley), is a narrow, shaded lane which follows the Alcázar garden walls and is named after a watercourse which ran along the top of the wall, and at the end of the ally is Plaza Alfaro, inspiration for the balcony scene in Romeo and Juliet.

This is the ideal area to sit outside a bar and enjoy some tapas, but as with all popular areas expect to pay well above the normal amount for your meal or drinks cheaper and simpler to just wander through the centuries-old gardens, relaxing on the beautiful tiled benches watching the world go by. Wandering around the delightful Plaza Santa Cruz, amid rose beds bordered by hedges and intricate 17th-century wrought iron work relaxing on the beautiful tiled benches it is easy to forget the problems of modern life.

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