Alrededores de Almería

The Surroundings

Roquetas de Mar

Phoenician, Greek and Roman past, Roquetas de Mar is the banner of sun and beach tourism on the coast of Almeria. Decades of a consolidated tourism model with visitors from across Europe and other continents, offering facilities of the highest level for all visitors. Beaches of all kinds, hotels of the most varied types complemented by golf courses, a bullring, a large catalogue of sports facilities and, of course, a comprehensive wide range of options, including its historic charms and natural beauty, form a tourist attraction that has had years of consolidation and growth.


Roquetas de Mar, Turismo de Almería


The charm of a white village in a mountain chasm looking face to face with the sea, has become, over the years, a meeting point for tourists from around the world. Mojacar is today one of the most popular tourist destinations in Almería and Andalusia, thanks to its complete hotel and leisure facilities, which are mixed with the mystery of its typical white-clad streets and attractive beaches, not to mention the strength of their Moors and Christians Festival held annually in June, which re-enacts the confrontation between Kabila and the people of the town.


Mojacar, turismo de Almería

Los Millares

Thousands of years of Almeria and Andalusian tradition quoted in the archaeological site of Los Millares, an area with nearly 5,000 years of history. The town, which lived more than a thousand people at the time, is composed of fifteen pillboxes and four stretches of wall, next to a necropolis that houses more than 100 tombs. From that time remain vestiges of the use of metallurgy, in what was the origin of the rainbow of cultures that can be enjoyed today and seen in Almería.


Los Millares, turismo de Almería

Tabernas Desert

Mysterious and attractive, and relatively unknown, surprising and welcoming. It is the Desert of Tabernas, the only example of desert territory on the Old Continent (Europe), dotted with a thousand and one stories, highlighting the famous westerns that were recorded on their land for decades, forming a tourism industry that are now testimony to the west, and where in several villages tourists can go back in time and distance.


Desierto de Tabernas, turismo de Almería

Karst of Sorbas

The adventure awaits visitors hidden within this eastern karstic site located in the municipality of Sorbas. More than 1,000 caves excavated in plaster, crisscrossed by hundreds of galleries and salt by stalactites and stalagmites. Kilometres and kilometres of beautiful and magical sights and an extraordinary place, together with the famous and dazzling geode rock, a unique place in the world, found underground.


Karst de yesos de Sorbas, turismo de Almería

La Alpujarra

White villages. White villages where tradition and nature come together to open wide the doors of each house to receive the visitor. Rural tourism located in the Alpujarras, the ultimate expression of its essence, to make the most of a pure and clean nature, with rural accommodation, hiking trails, paths of extraordinary beauty and authentic temples of gastronomy.


Alpujarra de Almeria, Turismo de Almería


The Santa Cruz del Voto, Patroness of Canjáyar


The Santa Cruz del Voto, Patroness of Canjáyar, was discovered in the wall of the baptistery of the parish church of Canjáyar on 19 April 1611. In that part of the wall had been dug, at the request of the Sacristan Juan Matias de Peralta, after a vision that had inspired him in which he watched a procession of angels carrying a cross in a procession starting from the main altar and ending, in that temple baptistry. Neighbours and authorities after the discovery of the cross (brought, almost certainly by a pilgrim from the Holy Land, and hidden to avoid desecration by Muslims in times of alpujarreñas turns), vowed to hold a procession every year in the same date, 19 April, and has done so continuously for 398 years until today.


The Archbishop of Granada, Fray Alonso Bernardo de los Rios endorsed the relic of the Holy Cross and exposed to the worship of the faithful by Decree of 1678. In 1681 the Brotherhood of Santa Cruz was constituted to worship this sacred relic approving their Constitutions in 1683. The Senoir Archbishop successor to D. Felipe de Tueros decreed in 1738 to grant indulgences to those who worshiped.

The Senior Bishop of Almería D. Alfonso Ródenas donates and embeds this Santa Cruz del Voto in Canjáyar, the Lignum Crucis on 19 April 1958 and Pope Benedict 16th, at the request and processing the Bishop of Almeria, Adolfo González Montes, awarded in 2008 the Jubilee Year to mark the fourth centenary of the apparition of the Holy Cross, which met in 2011.

Sierra Maria – Los Vélez

This is nature at its most beautiful. An expression in a setting which, distributed among the municipalities of Velez Rubio, Velez Blanco, Maria and Chirivel, is a forest of extraordinary strength, attraction with a rough aggression, drawing forms and endless ways for tourists to enjoy, from its green and pleasant summer until its hard snowy winter.


Sierra de María los Vélez, Turismo de Almería