This is a cosy little square in the heart of Almeria. Nowadays surrounded by hotels, one of them is Torreluz IV, one of the best in town.
Next to the square, Santiago church and "Asador Torreluz", a great restaruant.
This is together with Plaza San Pedro, one of the favourite spots during the "Cruces de Mayo" festivities.
Barcelona Square is, fisrt of all, round. In the middle a fountain and huge iron sculpture.
Around, the old bus station, a building in the Historicist style built by a famous Almerian architect in mid-20th century and whose baeuty and architectural value have been widely discussed.
On the right hand of the picture, the modern building of Cajamar, one of the strongest and quickest-expanding savings banks in Andalucia and even Spain.
(Not in picture) Probably the most expensive apartments in town are the penthouses in other buildings around this Plaza.
This little pedestrian square is in the heart of town, midway of the Paseo de Almeria. A monument to educators in the middle and a massive building from mid-9th century.
Watch out in Christmas for street markets and performances.
Favorite thing: This is the neuralgic center of town. Named after the old moorish gate that lead to the town of Purchena. Nowadays surrounded by 19th century buildings built during the boom of grape and minery. One example is the House of Butterflies (Casa de las Mariposas) by Almerian architect Trinidad Cuartara and Casa Durán by architect Rull.
Favorite thing: If you are interested in astronomy, you would want to visit the observator on the Calar Alto. Please don't go there during the night (see my nightlife entry). I've seen many people around the telescoped during the day, maybe because the sight to the surrounding mountains is kind of cool. Don't expect an astronomer or staff member to show you around in the telescope buildings. During the day, the astronomers try to sleep and the staff keeps the telescopes in good shape.