Seville Expo 1992 by Patri Sick in Seville, Spain

Seville is History. Seville is culture, customs and fiestas. If Paris is the City of Light, Seville could be easily known as the Sunlit City, because we live in an almost constant summer! OK, perhaps Seville is not as big as other more famous Spanish cities such as Madrid or Barcelona, but there is a song that says:

Sevilla tiene un color especial,

Sevilla sigue teniendo su duende,

me sigue oliendo a azahar.

It sounds better in Spanish, but in English it would be:

Seville has a special color.

Seville still has its magic,

It smells like orange blossom.

And after 20 years living and growing up here, I swear it is impossible to find a better description about this land —this land I am proud to call “home.”

Name:Patri Sick

Place you live: Seville, Spain

Place your photo was taken: Seville, Spain.

A perfect day in Seville? For me a perfect day is reading a good book in my favorite café or going for a walk near the river Guadalquivir. But if you are a tourist, a visit to the old part of the city and the historic centre is obligatory.

If someone was visiting, what must they do? Take hundreds and hundreds of photos! There are a lot of things to do and see in Seville: the Cathedral, the Royal Alcazars and its gardens, the General Archive of the Indies, the Archaeological Museum, the Fine Arts Museum… and that is only by day! At night some bars offer performances of our typical music and dance: flamenco. I personally recommend to visit the Barrio de Santa Cruz —one of the oldest and most beautiful neibourghoods in the city.

A perfect meal in Seville? Honestly, the most of the restaurants I know have all that typical Spanish food. Gazpacho, paella, sangría… Wherever you go, you always find those things on the menu.

A little known fact about where you live? Every building is under 98 metres high. It is a kind of law, a kind of old custom that I have always loved. No building can rise above the 97’5 metres, the height of the tallest monument of the city, The Giralda.

Where is your favorite place in the world? Do you see that huge sphere on the last photo? It is one of the structures of the Seville Expo ’92. I was born in 1991 and (obviously) I can not remember the Expo, so all the pavilions that were built for the event have always aroused my curiosity. That sphere is my nook. I always go there when I need to be alone.