Using "Estar" with Locations
While both ser and estar can translate to to be in English, they aren't interchangeable in Spanish.
A simple way to remember some of the uses of estar is to think of the mnemonic device (something that helps you remember information) LoCo, which stands for Locations and Conditions. This article covers locations. Let's get to it!
Using Estar with Locations
Estar is used to express a person or item’s geographic or physical location. These can be permanent or temporary, real or imaginary.
You can also consider the posture or position of a person or thing a sort of location.