Almería Things to Do

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  • 1. Alcazaba

    The Alcazaba complex is entered through a watchtower that leads to the Puerta de la Justicia via some paved steps lined with a fine array of flora. Mauve bougainvillea, prickly pear, aloe vera,...

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  • 2. Excursions Inland

    Walk around the wild west set and pretend you are a cowboy! Walk around the Mexico set and pretend you are out to get those gringos. You can rent horses and go off into the desert! You can watch a...

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  • 3. Almeria Beaches

    I passed in Almeria's coast about thirty years ago, and was surprised by the wild look of its coast. I was there again 15 years later, and, though some new resorts the sensation was the same, only...

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  • 4. Seaside Resorts

    This is the fastest growing city in Almeria province. The population is now around 60.000 people and is expected to rise to 170.000 in 2010. The beaches are very nice but the sea can be a bit rough...

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  • 5. Cabo De Gata

    If you don't fancy all that cowboy stuff why not head to the coast instad of the desert and enjoy some of the most stunning coastline in Spain! Many of Almeria's beaches have turned into tourist...

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  • 6. Cathedral

    The Cathedral was designed by Diego de Siloé and built in 1522 over the remnants of the older cathedral, which was destroyed by an earthquake that year. It has an unusual look, indeed it is one of the...

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  • 7. Sierra Nevada

    This Sierra Nevada is the only lanscape in Europe with a dessert. It has wonderful villages in the mountains and a great nature. I would be careful to drive with the own or a rental car into the...

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  • 8. Mini-Holywood

    If you like the western movies, it's a place for you. A lot of movies had been made here, for ex.: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. It's a small village,...

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  • 9. Visit the Civil War Refugios

    The 'Refugios' were a four and a half kilometre long maze of tunnels dug uner the city of Almeria in the early 30's to protect the civilian population during...

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  • 10. Arab cisterns of Jairán (Aljibes árabes)

    Built by Arab king Jairán or Hayran in 1038, this underground cisterns supplied water for the whole city. Now it´s the seat of the Peña El Taranto, the oldest...

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  • 11. Escuela de Artes y Oficios (School of Fine Arts)

    The school was created in 1886 and opened in 1887.The building is the old cloister of the Convent of Santo Domingo (attached to the Basilica de la Virgen del...

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  • 12. Basílica de la Virgen del Mar

    Our Lady of the Sea ("Virgen del Mar") is the tutelary saint of Almeria. The legend goes that a wooden image of the Virgin Mary appeared in the beach of...

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  • 13. Iglesia de San Juan

    The church of San Juan was built over the foundations of the old great mosque, knocked down by the Catholic Kings to build the old cathedral which, in turn,...

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  • 14. La Chanca quarter

    Probably the most picturesque and typical area in Almeria, together with La Joya.This quarter is as ancient as the city, being the most improtant area in the...

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  • 15. Teatro Cervantes and Círculo Mercantil

    The Paseo is the most important and liveliest street in Almería. Many historical buildings from the XIX century can be seen here in this street, an ancient...

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  • 16. Plaza Vieja y Ayuntamiento

    The Plaza Vieja or Plaza de la Constitución used to be the old arab market of the Musalla quarter. It became a porticoed, closed square in the 19th century on...

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  • 17. Estación de Ferrocarril

    The Almería train station is one of the most beautiful in the South of Spain. Built in 1893 it´s a great example of new materials (iron and crystal)...

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  • 18. Plaza e Iglesia de San Pedro

    This is a favourite spot in the old quarter, specially during the Cruces de Mayo celebrations, when open air stands with music, food and drinks are open all...

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  • 19. Cargadero del Mineral (Cable Inglés)

    This is a great example of the so called iron architecture from late XIX century, when new materials as iron and glass were applied to civil engineering. This...

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  • 20. You should Try to eat tapas,...

    You should Try to eat tapas, at Almeria are really big and cheap, you have to go a places like La Virgen Chica, El Crifer, Los MAnhos, El Juanfrancisco, and if...

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  • 21. Templo de Santiago

    This is the oldest church in Almería, finished in 1553 in the Renaissance style. Beautiful tower and Plateresque façade by Juan de Orea.

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