Sevilla's La Giralda Tower and Barrio de Santa Cruz, Sevilla (Seville), Spain

See the city of Sevilla from the heights of La Giralda and then wander the streets of the Barrio de Santa Cruz (where you'll also pick up a meal). This itinerary is recommended for the afternoon when the Cathedral is less crowded and the thick walls and narrow streets of the Barrio make it cooler than the rest of town.

Cathedral and La Giralda Bell Tower (Santa Maria de la Sede)

Address Plaza del Triunfo, 41004, Seville, Spain Map, Tel 95 421-4971 Call, Hours Mon-Sat 11am-5pm; Sun 2:30pm-6pm, Cost 7.50€ Website

One of the largest churches in Europe and the largest Gothic church anywhere. Even your kids will be in awe of the tall ceilings and the ornate decoration. When they're done inside, head outside to the couryard filled with bitter orange trees. Next, climb La Giralda, a 35-story bell tower that was originally a minaret. The tower was built with ramps instead of stairs (except for a short staircase near the top) making it possible to visit even with a stroller! more

Barrio de Santa Cruz

Address Lope De Rueda 7, 41004 Sevilla, Spain Map,

The old Jewish Quarter of Sevilla is beautifully preserved, and it's here that you'll get a sense of what life in old Seville must have been like. Even with a good map, expect to get lost in the area's mazelike streets, it's part of the charm, and the area isn't big enough to stay lost for long. The ideal time for a walk in this area is in late afternoon or early evening. more

Bar Campanario

Address Mateos Gago, 8, Sevilla, Spain Map, Tel 34-95 456 4189 Call,

This somewhat modern looking tapas restaurant has a selection of small tapas size pizzas as well as Spanish potato salad. Both likely to be popular with kids. For grownups, there's an extensive menu including some of the best gazpacho in town and excellent sangria. Dining on the small terrace will enable your kids to run a little while they wait for their food. more

Bodega Santa Cruz (Las Columnas)

Address c/ Rodrigo Caro 2, Sevilla Map,

This traditional tapas restaurant is one of the most popular in town among locals. In addition to all the standard tapas, there are small sandwiches (montaditos) and paella. If you haven't tried it already, queso macheco (a savory Spanish cheese) is a good choice for the kids. There are just a few tables inside, and they can be difficult to get, but there are also tiny stand-up tables out front... a good option if your kids are tired of sitting still. Service is speedy. more

Casa de la Memoria Flamenco

Address C/ Ximénez de Enciso, 28 Map, Tel 954 560670 Call, Notes Two shows nightly. Prices compare favorably with other venues

Casa de la Memoria presents flamenco for the aficionado rather than the tourist. Located in the courtyard of a private house in the Barrio de Santa Cruz, a small stage is surrounded by flowers, candles, and no more than three rows of seating. No food or drinks are served, and the intimate environment gives you a sense of closeness with the performers and other audience members. more