Almeria City - Five Fascinating Facts
|The city of Almería|
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 and its natural park, more visitors are getting to know Andalucia's fastest-growing major city. It remains, for now at least, largely uncommercialised - Andalucia before the tourists arrived - and is known as a 'rough diamond', a relaxed place with surprisingly good nightlife.
Almeria is the most African of Andalucia's port cities (Huelva, Cadiz, Malaga) - it is sometimes called 'an extension of Morocco'.
It's not well known that John Lennon wrote Strawberry Fields Forever in Almeria. He lived in the city in autumn 1966, filming the part of Private Gripweed in Richard Lester's… More →