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Almería City

Take time to discover the hidden corners of Almeria © Michelle Chaplow
Take time to discover the hidden corners of Almeria © Michelle Chaplow

ALMERIA CITY

by Saskia Mier

Almeria is Andalusia’s most eastern capital. Years ago, it was not as well known by tourists as other provincial capitals such as Malaga, Seville, or even Granada, however, that has changed drastically in the last while with its growth as a major holiday area. The city is situated at the foot of a mountain range which is crowned by the magnificent Alcazaba, the second largest Muslim fortress in Andalusia after the Alhambra in Granada. It has about 198, 500 inhabitants.

GASTRONOMY

In a few decades, Almeria’s gastronomy has undergone a spectacular transformation. From rather scarce products from the land and sea, it has passed to intensive agricultural production and, finally, to products of extraordinary quality that are exported all over the world. More>

FESTIVALS

Popular festivals in Almeria are Semana Santa, Carnaval, Noche de San Juan and Feria y Fiestas. More>

TOURIST OFFICE

The tourist office of Almeria is located in Paseo de Almería, 12. More>

NEARBY PLACES

The neighbouring villages to Almeria are Aguadulce, Huércal de Almería and Retamar.

Places to go and things to see in the city of Almeria.This includes the Alcazaba, Cathedral and many museums and art galleries.

Filled with important and fascinating historical attractions, Almeria is the capital of Andalucia's most easterly province of the same name. The Alcazaba of Almería, a huge attraction, is the… More →

The hilltop Alcazaba's hefty walls and towers dominate the city and command magnificent views over the old town below and across to the Mediterranean. Measuring 25,000m2, this was the largest… More →

Almeria is one of the least-known provincial capitals in Andalucia. But lately this ancient port city has been experiencing a renaissance, thanks to an urban regeneration programme which started… More →

In a few decades, Almeria’s gastronomy has undergone a spectacular transformation. From rather scarce products from the land and sea, it has passed to intensive agricultural production and,… More →

Almeria has an abundance of restaurants, tapas bars and cafés offering delicious food and snacks at reasonable prices. Like many places in Andalucia, a lot of tapas bars in Almería serve a small… More →

Andalusia is not alone in its quest for the convenience of large out-of-town shopping centres or commercial centres ( centros comerciales, more commonly abbreviated to C.C). Over the past five… More →

We hear a lot about Holy Week in Seville and a few other provincial capitals like Huelva and Málaga, but very little about Almería. You might be surprised then to learn that Almería deserves more… More →

Festivals in Almeria: La Virgen del Mar, La Virgen del Carmen, Cabalgata de Reyes Magos, Romería a Torregarcía, Carnaval, Día de Andalucía, Semana Santa, Cruces de Mayo, Noche de San Juan, Virgen… More →

The bus station is located within the same building as the train station, in the Estación Intermodal. ( Intermodal station; meaning bus and train combined station). the building opened in 2005 as… More →

There are regular national flights to Madrid, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Sevilla, Melilla. There are also regular International flights to London Gatwick, Stanstead, Munich, and Dusseldorf. See… More →

The city of Almeria was founded in 955 by the Arabs, but there are sites that trace their origins to prehistoric times. The hill where the Alcazaba is currently was the subject of the earliest… More →

Information about travel and tourism in Andalucia, Spain. Cinemas and Multi-cinemas complex in the City of Almeria

Almería as one of the eight provincial capitals of Andalucia houses various museums. True historians will appreciate the Almeria Museum which contains numerous objects discovered by the well-known… More →

Almeria was, until recently, the last well-known of Andalucia's provincial capitals. These days, however, thanks to the growing popularity of the province's beaches, especially nearby Cabo de Gata… More →

This fortified behemoth of a basilica was designed in the 16th century with a dual role: as a place of worship, but also to protect the citizens when pirates attacked the city of Almeria after the… More →

Almeria city offers great opportunities for those wanting to explore Andalucian coastline or venture into the Sierra Nevada national park mountain range just over an hours' drive away. Being a… More →

Almería begs to be explored. Spend some time enjoying its winding streets, visiting its fine museums, and dining out on the local cuisine. You will want to return time and time again.

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