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Almeria is a beautiful city in Spain, located more exactly within the Andalusia region, in the Almeria province, being the capital of the province at the same time. The history of Almeria goes back to 955 AD, when the city was founded by Calipha Abd-ar-Rahman III of Cordova as a harbor that would strengthen its domain and Mediterranean defenses. Since then, Almeria has come a long way and it is now a beautiful place to spend a holiday. According to the 2010 census, Almeria has a total population of 190,013 residents and spans on a total area of 114 square miles (295 sq km). Here are some of the city's most important and renowned sights.
Top Attractions within Almeria
The Alcazaba is an impressive medieval fortress dating back to the 13th century. Even though the fortified complex was destroyed by an earthquake in 1522, it still preserves a triple line of walls, a majestic keep, and beautiful, large gardens.
The Cathedral is one of the most important landmarks of Almeria. With its towers, merlons, and protected paths, the cathedral looks like more like a fortress than a church. Its Renaissance features are also impressive. You could also visit the Renaissance church of Santiago, dating back to 1533.
Castle of San Cristobal is another historic landmark worth visiting when in Almeria. The castle is connected to the Alcanzaba by a line of walls. Castle of San Cristobal is also in ruins.
The Museum of Almeria is a great cultural institution that will teach you many things about the city's history and culture. The museum puts on display numerous artifacts and historical items, including findings from Prehistoric, Roman, Iberic, and Greek ages.
EL Playazo in Cabo de Gata is the largest naturist beach in Europe, so it is definitely worth visiting. The beach is also surrounded by naturist accommodation facilities, so you will be able to spend a great time in the core of the nature.
Restaurants. Almeria provides numerous culinary opportunities that will satisfy every tastebud. Some of the best restaurants in Almeria include Mountains of the Moon Bar & Indian restaurant, El Rincon de Basi, Taberna Vasca, Casa Puga, and Entremares.