Before moving back to the US for un rato, I was living in Sevilla, a small city in the southernmost province of Spain.
Sevilla is well known throughout the world for being the birthplace of tapas, flamenco, and Don Juan. The city itself is small, a little bit bigger than Providence, Rhode Island, but it is culturally dense.
Here one can find the hand-painted tiles of the Casa de Pilatos, the towering grandeur of the Giralda, as well as the staggering beauty of the Alcázar. The city streets wind and coil around each other, until they unknot themselves towards the outer business districts.
Sevilla´s captivating sites, as well as it´s rich history makes it a popular tourist spot. Foreigners flock to see flamenco shows, and try a couple of tapas.
I was in Sevilla for nearly an entire year, and I cherished every moment getting past the touristy areas and seeing the vibrant city that it is.