A sun-drenched Spanish city 

Founded in AD 955, and situated at the foothills of the Sierra de Gador mountain range, the Spanish coastal city of Almeria is renowned for its wonderful climate. With the sun shining for more than 320 days a year it’s no wonder the Romans, Phoenicians, and Moors once called Almeria home—and to this day, these civilizations’ influences still resonate in the city’s architecture, cultures, and customs.

Once you’ve soaked in the sun yourself, combine the old with the new: tour the modern city center La Rambla then cross The Old Square to Puerta Purchena, the heart of Almeria and where you’ll find many tapas bars and the food market. Almeria is also home to the Tabernas Desert, the only desert in Europe, and a famous Spanish locale where Sergio Leone’s renowned “spaghetti western” movies like Fistful of Dollars were filmed.

Be sure to visit The Alcazaba, a medieval fortress dating back to the 10th century, and Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park—a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve—for volcanic rock formations, coral reefs teeming with marine life and beautiful beaches.

The Alcazaba

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The Alcazaba

Explore this medieval fortress, dating back to the 10th century. This formidable military fortification has three huge walled enclosures and has been a popular filming location over the years.

Cabo De Gata-nijar Natural Park

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Cabo De Gata-nijar Natural Park

Visit this UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and explore volcanic rock formations, coral reefs teeming with marine life, and beautiful beaches.

Almeria Old Town

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Almeria Old Town

Old Town has a number of very interesting buildings of Moorish, Gothic, and Renaissance styles.

Visit the 19th century Church of San Pedro, the Cervantes Theater, the Courthouse, the Military Government Buildings, Puerta Purchena Square, the fortress like Amerlia Cathedral, and the Rambla de Bélen.

Almeria, Spain At a glance

Current Weather:
Partly Cloudy (Night)
17°C / 62 °F
Partly Cloudy (Day)
Current Time:
8:25:11 am2018/11/16 08:25:11 am
Friday, November 16
UTC/GMT +01:00
Exchange Rates:
  • 0.87
  • 1.16
  • 1.50
  • 1.52
  • 75.18
  • 3.81
  • 22.28
  • 1.69
Local Details:
GPS: 36°50'2.57"N 2°27'49.37"W
Size: 295.00 KM2 (113.90 MI2)
Population: 200,000
Density: 678 Pop/KM2 (262 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +34

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