The mayor of Spain's Carballino, Carlos Montes travelled to Germany to award him the honorary citizenship. At the Sea Life aquarium here, Montes presented Paul with a silver plaque and a replica statue of its best-known cephalopod.
The psychic Octopus has turned into a darling for the Spaniards after he not only predicted the country's victory in the semi-finals against Germany but also for foreseeing Spain's victory in the FIFA World Cup 2010 final against Netherlands.
On the interaction with the seer, a Spanish spokesperson said, “He was very trusting and enjoyed being stroked."
The northwestern Spanish town has also invited Paul to take part in a large octopus celebration in Aug.
However, Paul, who has received several lucrative offers from across the globe, does not seem too interested in leaving his home town.