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    House of the Vicecounts of Castillo Almansa

    by Miguel_Marques Updated Apr 19, 2005

    Built between 1773 and 1780 in a baroque-neoclassic transitional style under academicist patterns. Rich facade.
    It houses the history archives of the province since 1931, a library and a collection of archaeological pieces depending from the Almeria museum.

    House of the Vicecounts of Almansa
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    Plaza de Toros

    by Miguel_Marques Written Jun 17, 2004

    Designes by Trainidad Cuartara and López Rull and built in 1887 in an eclectic style, bullfighting events and concerts take place here. It has a capacity for 9054. The building is a 20-side poligone.

    Bullfights in Almeria include something that make them special. A lunch break is introduced after the 4th bull is killed, something that is not done in any other bullring in the world.

    Almeria bullring

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    Museo del Aceite

    by Miguel_Marques Written Jun 15, 2004

    This olive oil museum is devoted to an industry of recent apparition in Almeria.

    You can learn the traditional ways to make olive oil, visit a real ancient "almazara" or olive mill and taste and buy many different types of olive oils, made in Almeria.

    The museum is housed by a XIXth century mansion Almerian style in the old quarter.

    Tasting oils at the Museum

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    Casino Cultural

    by Miguel_Marques Written May 31, 2004

    This is one of the examples of bourgeois households turned into a governmental facility. The Casino Cultural was built as a bourgeois palace in 1888 and held many cultural events and societies such as the Liceo and the Ateneo. Richly decorated, the stainglasses and the Muslim Room in the inside are excellent.

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    Royal Hospital of Mary Magdalene

    by Miguel_Marques Updated May 28, 2004

    The only civil building from 16th century in Almeria. The old hospital was founded by the Catholic Kings along with the Cathedral and destroyed by the 1522 quake. Bishop Villal?n ordered the construction of the new hospital in 1547. Still remnants of this old building can be seen in today's hospital. Run by the Church up to 1774, it provided care and help for orfans and poors.
    Still serves as a hospital today (Hospital Provincial).

    Facade of the hospital
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    NIJAR

    by Carmela71 Updated Nov 25, 2002

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    This town is known for its artisan activity (pottery, Spanish rugs and esparto).

    The coast has an amazing beauty with small coves difficult to reach, like San Pedro, Enmedio Cove or Rajá Cove; open beaches like those of the Genoveses, with dunes like that of Mónsul.

    The beaches of the small coastal towns of San José, Agua Amarga, Las Negras, La Isleta, Los Escullos or San Miguel of Cabo de Gata are also recommendable.

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    EL EJIDO, Almerimar

    by Carmela71 Updated Nov 25, 2002

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    All over this area you can contemplate the so-called "plastic sea", Almería’s miracle.

    Located next to the natural reserve, we find Almerimar, a symbol of the tourist development of the area. It is a real oasis full of offers for the visitors’ leisure time and those who choose it as a destination for holidays or habitual residential use.

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    MACAEL

    by Carmela71 Updated Nov 25, 2002

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    Thinking about Macael means to think about its most precious treasure: the marble of its quarries, which has taken the name of this village very far from Spain’s frontiers.

    There are villages which are incredible to visit, from the Tabernas region, up the mountains of filambres..

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    MOJACAR

    by Carmela71 Updated Sep 25, 2002

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    Muslim flavour and mystery: small narrow streets, bright white cubic houses, small squares, arches and suggestive corners.

    Mojácar is 17 km of beach and coves of which 12 km are untouched, with a vast protected area for nudism.

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  • Guadix - a village with caves...

    by Lisalu Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Guadix - a village with caves instead of houses.
    Living in a cave is tradition there, which can be viewed in a cave museum.

    To build such a cave house you have to buy a hill and dig a cave with different rooms (kitchen etc.) into it. And... this house costs just one third of a 'normal' house.

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    Palace of the Marquises of Cabra

    by Miguel_Marques Updated Apr 19, 2005

    A typical bourgeoisie residence, built between late 18 and beginnings of 19 centuries. it has been recently refurbished to house the Municipal Archives.

    Palacio de los Marqueses de Cabra

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    If you go to Calar Alto (see...

    by Epix Written Aug 24, 2002

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    If you go to Calar Alto (see my Almeria page for more info), you should not be impressed by the telescopes alone. The rocky stony field around may host some interesting sights. Walk along and enjoy!

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