This lively city is close to the Mediterranean but also has many legacies of past cultures found within. Take the Alcazaba monument, which is found at the top of a hill, and has been constructed using traditional Muslim architecture techniques. Almeria also has plenty of modern examples of architecture found among its avenues, streets and parks. Take Las Ramblas, filled with restaurants and bars which takes you down towards the marina, but don’t forget the cathedral / fort from the 15th Century which combines various styles from the late gothic period and renaissance eras. Finally, there is the Portocarrero sun tower, which is a recognised emblem of the city.
Where to eat.
In the cooking from Almeria, you‘ll find reminders of its Arabic history mixed into the more recent dishes.
The old quarter: Find old wine storage houses remodelled into bars and restaurants with excellent tapas.
Bodega Bellavista: Discover cutting edge traditional and local cooking.
La Gruta: Enjoy traditional grilled and barbecued dishes.
Bello Rincón: The best fish and local dishes combined with excellent views.