People

The people of Sevilla are generally called Sevillanos (feminine form: Sevillanas). They are also sometimes known as Hispalenses. The population of the city of Seville was 703,000 as of 2009, ranking as the fourth largest city in all of Spain. According to the most recent estimate, the population of the metropolitan area (composed of the urban area plus satellite towns) was around 1,494,000 as of 2009.

For centuries, this Andalucian city has been a melting pot of cultures and epochs, each leaving behind important footprints. The Phoenicians were the first to recognize the potential of its strategic riverside location. Then, under the Roman Empire, the lucrative port started to flourish. The Visigoths oversaw the blooming of the city as an important cultural center. Muslims also ruled the city for more than 500 years after defeating and conquering the Visigoths.

There is no one religion in Sevilla. Although most of the residents in this city are Roman Catholic, many people embrace other religions. Other religious groups include Evangelical, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Buddhists. There are also many Muslims in Sevilla as a result of immigration.

In general, Sevilla has very friendly and warm people. They are calm, non-aggressive, generous, and helpful especially if they have the time. Maintaining lasting relationships is far more important to most people in Sevilla than the desire for more material wealth. You can expect them to come up to tourists in the streets offering help if you need it.

They always greet foreigners and newcomers with much enthusiasm. Organizing festivals and events energetically and entertaining the citizens and visitors alike are second nature to people of Sevilla.

If there is one thing that can be said about them, it is their love for life. This is what you would immediately notice when you get to Sevilla. Wherever you go in this Andalucian paradise, you will always find something fun to do whatever time it is.

Sevilla is a city where people appreciate art and culture and love to celebrate and party. So unleash the adventurous animal in you when you travel to this heavenly city. In addition, you can find the most artistic and free-spirited people there.