Take a look at Almería
The City of Almeria is situated in the southeast of the Iberian Peninsula and enjoys privileged Winter climates and mild Summers with an average temperature of 17º Celsius and more hours of sunlight than any other city in Europe. Almeria is a tranquil and welcoming City of 190,000 inhabitants full of contrasts.
The origin of Almeria goes back to prehistoric times, but the City was not founded until 955 by the Arabs. From this prosperous commercial period, we have the legacy of the Alcazaba (the longest Arab fortress in Europe) and other remains such as the Main Mosque, water cisterns, walls and many other.
Almeria’s cultural patrimony also includes the Cathedral-fortress, convents and churches of the Old Quarter, Spanish Civil War Bomb Shelters and the great quantity of museums, visitor centres and exhibition halls of the City. There is also an important heritage from the industrial and mining period of which the Train Station, the Unloading Pier or “Cable Ingles” and the Central Market are the most important examples.
This Patrimonial Heritage can be visited through the programme of Guided Tours of the City of Almeria. Each weekend, there is an offer of guided tours to visit the most emblematic places and monuments of the City. Almeria has 40 kms. of coast where the visitor can enjoy sun, beaches and nature. We must stress the beauty of the scenery of the Natural Park Cabo de Gata and its unspoilt beaches. Moreover, if you like parks and gardens, you may visit the Boticario and Nicolas Salmeron Parks.
The City is also a great leisure centre. Almeria invites you to enjoy unforgettable moments of pleasure and fun with music festivals, theatre and cinema as well as the traditional festivals: the August Fair, Holy Week (declared of Spanish National Tourism Interest), the Carnival and the best matches of the Spanish Liga and many more events.
Your palate will also fall in love with Almeria. The gastronomy in Almeria is varied in eating establishments and the delicacies we can find in them. The art of having tapas is almost a ritual that is enjoyed in streets and squares. Migas (made of hard grained wheat), ajoblanco (cold garlic soup), jibia en salsa (cuttlefish in sauce), gurullos (hardy stew with game) or trigo (very typical wheat and chickpea stew) are part of the traditional local cooking which can be tasted in each corner.
For professionals, the City of Almeria is developing into a great tourism congress venue. Almeria has a number of attractions for the visitor: monuments, culture, nature, gastronomy, golf accomodations and leisure together with water sports in the Nautical Station “Bahia de Almeria”. All this makes the City of Almeria an ideal destination.