One of Spain’s best kept secrets, Almería gives you a rich and varied blend of the sights, sea, sun and sand you’ve come to expect from Spain.
One of several jewels in Andalucia’s crown, Almería city itself dates back to the 10th century, when it was a bastion of Moorish rule and an important harbour, a hub for the silk trade, and the scene of countless sieges and conflicts. Today you can take this in at your leisure, explore the medieval town with its staggering cathedrals, fortifications and museums, then stop into one of the city’s many bars for a cool beer and a breather. You’ll also find the best of Spanish cuisine here, with everything from mouth-watering tapas to freshly caught seafood and delicious meaty specialities. If there’s one thing to be said for Almería tourism, it’s definitely tasty.
The Easter processions in Almería are some of the most spectacular in Spain, showing the pride and passion of the people. Keep an eye open for the floats which are carried on the shoulders of the Easter brotherhoods through the streets. For a full timetable of the processions visit one of the city's tourist offices.
The cathedral square is a good place to start a stroll around the historic quarter of Almería. The narrow atmospheric streets are full of bars and restaurants, leading down to the port and seafront.
Roquetas de Mar, a short distance to the west of Almería, is an attractive port town. A stroll around the harbour, then lunch in one of the nearby seafood restaurants is a pleasant way to spend an couple of hours. There are also good beaches cloes to the town centre
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