Almería Travel Guide

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Almería Things to Do

  • 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, mimosa, jasmine and rose bushes tumbled down the slopes providing a pleasant contrast to the sandstone coloured fortress.

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  • 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 special show which some actors put on in the Saloon if the weather is bad or on the dirt streets of Texas! To can mosey on down to the local saloon...

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  • Almeria Beaches

    Rio de Janeiro - BrazilAlmeria is not the best beach area of southern Spain, but there is a good exception - Aguadulce, in my opinion the best beach around Almeria, where I would spend a week with pleasure.

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  • 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 and alot of times there is too much wind. Its ok for a short beach holiday break.

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  • Cabo De Gata

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    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 resorts but luckily this one has managed to escape all that so far. Look at th photo isn't it incredible?!? I love coastline which has stacks, arches and...

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  • 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 few fortress-cathedrals in Spain: sturdy walls, buttresses and a broad, plain roof to have cannons installed. The building defended the city and...

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  • 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 mountains. The streets are often quite narrow and on one side of the street it goes straight down. So to drive by yourself is nothing for afraid people...

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  • Aguadulce

    Rio de Janeiro - BrazilAlmeria is not the best beach area of southern Spain, but there is a good exception - Aguadulce, in my opinion the best beach around Almeria, where I would spend a week with pleasure.

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  • Wild coast

    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 with the new look of thousands of green-houses. In my recent third look, things didn't change much, despite some controversial buildings here and there.

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Almería Restaurants

  • Traditional Tapas bar - Great Atmosphere

    Large selection of Tapas as well as other dishes available at fairly reasonable prices. This establishment was always packed both for lunch and late evening. Super atmosphere great food. Tapas

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  • Excellent place for Churros y...

    Best place we found for our breakfast. We went here most mornings and it was always busy. For about five euros two people could have a good breakfast with Orange and Coffee with Toast/Churros and a little more for Huevos Fritos con jamon...All round very good value for money. Fast friendly service, by the end of the week el camarero had our order...

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  • Lunch for a Dime!

    Head into the main Fruit/Veg market just off Paseo de Almeria on Avenida de campoo and you will find a large covered market. Turn left in the square which the market is located as you arrive from Paseo de Almeria and directly in front is a super little restaurant which does a full meal with wine for 7 euro 50 cents. Usually they had a choice of 3...

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Almería Nightlife

  • Very lively night spot

    Irish themed bar with spacious interious and large bar. Has a cloakroom upstairs. Prices are quite high and it gets very busy, to the point where its almost impossible to move but that all adds to the atmosphere.We visited on three occassions, mainly on the hope to catch some Salsa as it was advertised they do Salsa on a Sunday and Monday evening...

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  • Almerimar at night

    arghhhhhhhhhhhhh what can i say about this cocteils apart of going to have a look at the Almerimar travelogue lol

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  • Free Latin Dance Classes

    Get free lessons, very casual, no embarrassment, in Salsa, Marengue, Tango, chachacha, Mambo, ....- classes are Mo + Tue, starting at around 2200h, though teacher Manolo doesn´t usually start till about 11, when more people have turned up.It´s a great way to meet people, foreigners as well as spaniish, and a good start for the night....if you liked...

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Almería Transportation

  • Airport bus

    Almeria airport lies east of the city, on the flat coastal plain. A short bus ride (around 30mins) gets you to/from the city. BUS: SurBus #L22 runs between the municipal bus shelter/stop outside the old train station building (right next to the new Estacion Intermodal). Don't go into the new intermodal station, as that is only for trains and...

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  • Transport Interchange

    The Almeria train and bus station is the perfect way to run transport. When you see the comment that the train station is next door to bus station, this is true here it is intergrated. My bus from Murcia took 3 hours and 15 minutes. The train to Granada took 2 hours.

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  • Bus to Almería from Madrid

    You can get to Almería from Madrid by bus with Avanzabus, with several departures a day from Madrid and also for the way back.You can buy your tickets online at www.avanzabus.com, print the ticket and go directly to the bus.

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Almería Local Customs

  • INDALO

    One of the most popular logos in Spain was created by an anonymous designer some 5,000 years ago. It represents a man with outstretched arms holding aloft an arch. The symbol, which appears in other Neolithic sites of eastern Andalusia, has been adopted as symbol of Almeria.

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  • It's quite usual in Spain to...

    It's quite usual in Spain to find sand sculptures like those in the pics here.....they are so beautiful and big.....i wandered more than once how can people do them!

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Almería Warnings and Dangers

  • Going, Going,Gone?

    I have written elsewhere about the irresponsible, unplanned developments that have destroyed the natural beauty and ecology of the Spanish Coast line.If you were standing today on this idyllic, natural and unspoiled beach at El Algarrobico in the Cabo de Gata Natural Park, Almeria you would not be enjoying the beauty and tranquility of the scene...

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  • hold onto your bag

    We were warned that certain areas of Almeria, especially near the Citadel, were notorius for muggings and pick-pocketing. Even walking in the street it was safer to have your handbag under the arm away from the street as young gypsies on motorcycles liked to speed up alongside and snatch bags from unsuspecting tourists.

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  • rock falls

    The winding coastal road from Almeria has been cut into the rock. There is a drop on the seaward side which could be dangerous. However, there are signs warning of rock falls. In some areas the rock face has been covered by protective netting. It is wise to drive carefully along these roads especially when there has been rain as rocks may have come...

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Almería What to Pack

  • Don't go mad

    Almeria isn't the back beyond. It's a decent sized city, and there are plenty of supermarkets and pharmacies to stock up on essentials when in town. That said, Spain isn't a country of bargains, and you don't want to jump off the train only to immediately start shopping before you can take a decent shower. So... * A light jacket. It does get...

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    Almería enjoys a warm and dry Mediterranean climate, with little rain and a large number of hours of sun per year (more than 3,000 hours).The temperatures throughout the year are mild reaching no lower than an average of 13º C in winter, and about 25º C in summer.

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Almería Off The Beaten Path

  • Cabo de Gata

    The nature park Cabo de Gata is really wonderful. Great places in the middle of nowhere. Watching breeding flamingos, fantastic views around the next corner of a street.... all that can happen to you, if you visit this place. A nice place there is for example San José in the north-east of Almeria (see also the pics for San José).

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  • Tabernas Area

    A 4000 year old town located 20 km north of the city. Viewing the ruins it is evident that the town was protected by strong walls. The inhabitants practiced copper smithing and exchanged goods with other cultures in the eastern Mediterannean. Nearby the remains of the town there is a necropolis, where more than a hundred megalithis tomb chambers...

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  • Palace of the Marquises of Cabra

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

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Almería Sports & Outdoors

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    by benidormone Written Apr 9, 2004

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    We decide to rent a bike to go from Roquetas De Mar to Almerimar. It was very hot and the only thing we say were greenhouses with melons, strawberrys. Remember to take a bottle of water to take with you because there isn't a place where you can buy a drink on that road.

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Almería Favorites

  • Alcazaba

    The Tercer Recinto at the north-west end of the Alcazaba is a fortress which was added by the Catholic Monarchs. Its thick stone walls and sturdy round towers are in much better condition than the rest of the Alcazaba.

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  • Almeria Beaches

    Beach is quiet and the little bars are relaxed and easy going, bars all have their own sun beds and you can have your lunch drinks etc all within feet of your sun lounger. Sangaria was great after a hard days sun bathing. Spending each pre dinner drinks on beach and then the most wonderful fish in Spain

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  • Excursions

    Excursions For more info check on the travelogues: The first excursion was to Cabo de Gata Nijar (trvelogue) we took a excursion on jeep in San Jose through places that are only autorised for the guides ... I will recomend as it deserves. Then we travelled along the coast until Mojacar and back to aguadulce to the hotel. For the second...

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