Almeria is a capital of the province of the same name, a large port town and a famous tourist center. The rich heritage of the city is reflected in multiple historical monuments. Here you will see amazing buildings, visit entertaining museums, and attend interesting exhibitions.
Many people associate Almeria primarily with the extravaganza flamenco dance. Some people recall the traditional Spanish bullfight while talking about Almeria, and for many people around the world...
Alcazaba castle is known as the most famous sight of the city. It was built in the times, when the city was ruled by the Moors. The castle was built by order of Emir Abd al-Rahman in the 13th century. Later the castle has been rebuilt and expanded a number of times, that’s why today this is a huge architectural complex. The highest tower of this castle, Torre del Amenahe, has a viewport site, from which tourists can see a panoramic view of the city and its suburbs. Nearby the caste is located La Chunka village. It is widely known for one peculiarity – the locals have turned small caves as their houses. Today these homes are equipped with facilities and electronics, but the main work of the locals is still fishing, just as many centuries ago.
One more important medieval building is the Cathedral that was built in the middle of the 16th century. During the medieval period the city was often ambushed by pirates and the Cathedral saved lives of the locals many times. The Cathedral looks more like a castle or a fortress than a religious shrine. It was destroyed several times, so some parts of it are made in different architectural styles and the Cathedral today is a mix of gothics, classicism, and renaissance.
Roquetas de Mar is known as the main entertainment center of Almeria. This is a huge complex, in which territory are located modern cinemas, nightclubs and discos, fashion boutiques and restaurants...
Also don’t forget to visit Templo de San Juan, the building of which took place in the 17th century. In front of the temple is located the mayor’s office. It is so beautiful and unusual that it resembles a wonderful castle. Finally, if the idea of attending archeological excavations sounds attractive for you, you should visit Gador. Several prehistoric settlements have been found in this town and archeologists continue working there.