Almeria is described as one of the cities of Andalucia with the most personality. The city was born in the 10th century when Abderraman 3rd ordered the building of a fortress to defend the area from attack from Fatini of Tunisia. The fortress was called Al-Mariy-yat and was to become the biggest muslin fortress in all of Europe.
Today, Almeria presents itself to the visitor as an open and welcoming place. Rich in culture and customs the city is happy to share its history with you.
There are many things to do and see in the enchanting city, from simply strolling through its slim streets and alleyways marvelling at the beautiful facades of the building in the city historic quarter, visiting the Parque Nicolas Salmeron, to taking in the breathtaking views of the ports used for both commercial and leisure.
Relax on one of the many “terrazas” that extend along the length of Iribarne and Concepcino Arenal or better still lose yourself in the amazing gastronomic offerings of the Pescaderia, El Alquian and Cabo de Gata neighbourhoods. Make sure that you try the seafood, local produce or one of the local delicacies such as Date cake or “ajo coloroa” ( roasted garlic).